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2013 Photo Albums
Select from the links below to be sent to the photo album of your choice. There are captions to most of the photos (or at least there will be in the future) that tell a little bit about what happened on the trip or in the photo. The most recent album is at the top, but feel free to check out the other trips from the past. Enjoy!


  • 2013 Pittsburgh Trip Photos
    Photos from several visits to The Burgh in 2013.
  • Other Photos of Aurora from 2013
    Miscellaneous photos of Aurora throughout 2013. Some photos include: snow days, holiday photos, etc.
  • 2013 Girl Scout Christmas Gathering
    Photos from the gathering held on December 13, 2013 for Aurora's Daisy Troop and other local Girl Scouts to take part in some fun Christmas related activities and take pictures with Santa.
  • 2013 Antietam National Battlefield, Maryland Photos
    Photos from the day long battlefield hike that I took on September 17, 2013 on the 151st anniversary of the battle. There are also photos from the 25th Anniversary Illumination of the battlefield from December 7, 2013.
  • Mount Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, Maryland
    On December 1, 2013, we stopped off for a quick visit to the final resting place for one Francis Scott Key. This cemetery in Frederick, Maryland is where he is buried. There is also a section dedicated to the fallen soldiers from the Battles of Antietam (1862) and Monacacy (1864) that are nearby. Finished up with a visit to the World War II Memorial in the cemetery.
  • 2013 Additional Gettysburg Trip Photos
    Photos from additional trips to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in 2013.
  • 2013 Honor Flight Photos
    Photos from Honor Flights that I and the family greeted as they arrived at Dulles International Airport, Reagan National Airport and the World War II Memorial in Virginia. These flights bring World War II veterans into Washington D.C. to see the World War II Memorial.
  • Run or Dye 5k Run/Walk Photos
    Photos from the 2013 Run or Dye 5k event in Washington, DC on November 2, 2013. We all walked for the event.
  • Pitt Versus Navy Football Game Photos
    Photos from the Pitt versus Navy football game on October 26, 2013 held at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland. Navy won 24-21 on a last second field goal.
  • 199th Anniversary of the Bombardment of Fort McHenry, Maryland
    Photos taken on September 14, 2013 of Federal Hill Park and Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland. Some reenactment festivities at Fort McHenry were to commemorate the 199th Anniversary of the Bombardment of the fort by the British on the Night of September 13, 1814 during the War of 1812.
  • Harpers Ferry, West Virginia Photos
    Photos taken on September 13, 2013 of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Visited several sites from where John Brown's raid and capture took place to where the Confederate forces captured the town in September 15, 1862.
  • New England Trip Photos
    Photos from the summer vacation trip to New England.
  • 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg - Gettysburg Anniversary Committee Event Photos
    Photos from the second reenactment weekend for the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. This was hosted by the Gettysburg Anniversary Committee between July 4-7, 2013.
  • 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg - National Park Service Event Photos
    Photos from the National Park Service events to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg that took place from July 1-3, 1863. These photos were from the events held between June 30, 2013 to July 3, 2013.
  • 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg - Blue-Gray Alliance Event Photos
    Photos taken during the first reenactment weekend for the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. The event was hosted by the Blue-Gray Alliance between June 27-30, 2013. I participated in this event with the Liberty Rifles.
  • Shenandoah Battlefields Photos
    Photos from several Shenandoah Valley Civil War battlefields. I attended reenactments in 2012 to several of these battles but they were usually held in a different location, or the weather was bad to see the actual battlefield. I went to see the actual sites, or what remained of them on June 22, 2013. The battles are for Port Republic, VA (June 9, 1862), Cross Keys, VA (June 8, 1862), McDowell, VA (May 8, 1862), First Kernstown, VA (March 23, 1862), Second Kernstown, VA (July 23, 1864), and Third Winchester, VA (September 19, 1864). The sites for First and Second Winchester, VA are no longer around due to urban development.
  • 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Brandy Station, Virginia Photos
    Photos taken of various parts of the Brandy Station Battlefield on June 9, 2013. The battle was the largest cavalry engagements of the Civil War and took place on June 9, 1863.
  • 2013 Volunteer Day in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Photos
    Photos from the June 1, 2013 Volunteer Day in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania that the family and I had with the other Friends of Gettysburg members. I helped build fences while Kate and Aurora helped paint the names on headstones in the National Cemetery.
  • Battlefield of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia Photos
    Photos taken on May 10, 2013 of the Battlefield of Spotsylvania Court House, Virgina. The battle took place from May 8-21, 1864.
  • Lt. General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's Shrine Photos
    Photos from May 10, 2013 of the house in Guinea Station, Virginia where Lt. General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson died from pneumonia on May 10, 1863. He was wounded three times by friendly fire, requiring the amputation of his left arm, on May 2, 1863.
  • 150th Anniversary Re-enactment of the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia Photos
    Photos from the 150th Anniversary Re-enactment of the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia. Photos are from May 3-5, 2013. The battle took place from April 27, 1863 to May 6, 1863, but most of the major fighting was between the 1st through 3rd of May.
  • Battle of Salem Church, Virginia Photos
    Photos from the May 3, 2013 National Park Service event to commemorate to 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Salem Church, Virginia. The battle took place on May 3-4, 1863 and was part of a defensive stand by the Confederates to prevent the Union forces coming from Fredericksburg, Virginia from joining up with the forces at Chancellorsville, Virginia.
  • Additional Photos from Chancellorsville Battlefield, Virginia
    Photos from the Chancellorsville Battlefield. These include some National Park Service events to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the battle: the wounding of Lt. General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson on May 2, 1863, early morning fighting on May 3, 1863, and some other sites throughout the battlefield.
  • Battlefield of The Wilderness, Virginia Photos
    Photos taken on May 3, 2013 of The Wilderness Battlefield, Virginia. The battle took place on May 5-6, 1864. Two days later, the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia began to the southeast.
  • 2013 Gettysburg Park Day Clean-up Photos
    Photos from the Civil War Trust-National Park Service Park Day Clean-up at Gettysburg National Military Park held on April 6, 2013. I helped clear out some cedar trees off of Little Round Top.
  • 150th Anniversary of Moseby's Raid on Herndon, VA
    Photos from the 150th Re-enactment of Moseby's Raid on the rail junction of Herndon, Virginia. The Re-enactment took place on March 17, 2013, while the actual raid took place on March 17, 1863.
  • 2013 Manassas St. Patrick's Day Parade Photos
    Photos of Aurora's participation with her Girl Scout Daisy troop in the 2013 St. Patrick's Day Parade in Manassas, Virginia on March 9, 2013.
  • Girl Scout International Day of Thinking Photos
    Photos from the Girl Scout event that Aurora participated in on February 23, 2013.
  • Daddy-Daughter Dance at Dale City Rec Photos
    The annual Daddy-Daughter Dance at the Dale City Recreation Center on February 2, 2013.