News notes

The York County (PA) historian is going to run Cobb house in Georgia. I'm sorry to see local history posts go down the path(ology) of local newspapers and local schools - to become roosts for wandering bands of rootless "professionals." Let York now recruit a Georgian to tell them about their pasts.

Re-enactors are about to take a big hit from a "satire" called "Shiloh Rules," opening March 24. Description reads more farcical than satiric. Once stigmatized as "those laughable, lovable kooks," the jig may be up for re-enacting. They survived Confederates in the Attic, but how much public scorn is comfortable?

What do you think of when meditating on those great swaths of green at Gettysburg and Antietam? Why, golf, of course! And now you can golf Antietam and Gettysburg, thanks to Golf Digest. "The option for golf is as self-evident as the futility of Pickett's Charge. " Indubitably!