A little over six months ago--back on April 5--I launched an effort to restore the 48th PA monument at Antietam by raising money to replace the missing sword from the bronze statue of Brigadier General James Nagle.
I have been most pleased with the progress thus far of this undertaking and have gotten some good press, including a full-page in the current (November) issue of America's Civil War.
Today I received a generous donation that brought the total amount of money raised over the $4,000.00 mark.
This means we need just $2,800.00 to go. I anticipated the fundraising to last over a year, but at this rate it seems we will get there sooner rather than later.
If you are interested in donating, or if you would like to learn more about the project, please visit www.amonumentaltask.blogspot.com