Category: History

Civil War and World War I winter parallels 0

Civil War and World War I winter parallels

I’ve almost finished S.C. Gwynne’s excellent book Rebel Yell – The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson. And the parallels between one scene set in the winter of 1862-1863 with the first winter...

National Museum of World War II Aviation 0

National Museum of World War II Aviation

The National Museum of World War II Aviation houses the largest collection of operational (yes, that means flying) World War II aircraft in the world. That statement alone should get WWII and airplane buffs...

The Civil War by Shelby Foote – V1.Chapter 6: The Sun Shines South 0

The Civil War by Shelby Foote – V1.Chapter 6: The Sun Shines South

As I’m reading Shelby Foote’s incredible The Civil War: A Narrative, these are my notes on the points I may have forgotten from before or new pieces I’ve learned. Any and all comments appreciated. Previous...

The Civil War by Shelby Foote – V1.Chapter 5: Fighting Means Killing 1

The Civil War by Shelby Foote – V1.Chapter 5: Fighting Means Killing

As I’m reading Shelby Foote’s incredible The Civil War: A Narrative, these are my notes on the points I may have forgotten from before or new pieces I’ve learned. Any and all comments appreciated....

The Civil War by Shelby Foote – V1.Chapter 4: War Means Fighting…. 1

The Civil War by Shelby Foote – V1.Chapter 4: War Means Fighting….

As I’m reading Shelby Foote’s incredible The Civil War: A Narrative, these are my notes on the points I may have forgotten from before or new pieces I’ve learned. Any and all comments appreciated....

The Civil War by Shelby Foote – V1.Chapter 3: The Thing Gets Under Way 0

The Civil War by Shelby Foote – V1.Chapter 3: The Thing Gets Under Way

As I’m reading Shelby Foote’s incredible The Civil War: A Narrative, these are my notes on the points I may have forgotten from before or new pieces I’ve learned. Any and all comments appreciated....

The Civil War by Shelby Foote – V1.Chapter 2: First Blood; New Conceptions 0

The Civil War by Shelby Foote – V1.Chapter 2: First Blood; New Conceptions

As I’m reading Shelby Foote’s incredible The Civil War: A Narrative, these are my notes on the points I may have forgotten from before or new pieces I’ve learned. Any and all comments appreciated....

The Civil War by Shelby Foote – V1.Chapter 1: Prologue-The Opponents 0

The Civil War by Shelby Foote – V1.Chapter 1: Prologue-The Opponents

As I’m reading Shelby Foote’s incredible The Civil War: A Narrative, these are my notes on the points I may have forgotten from before or new pieces I’ve learned. Any and all comments appreciated....

Letters from World War I – Corporal Ellis Edmond “Dutch” Ketchersid 9

Letters from World War I – Corporal Ellis Edmond “Dutch” Ketchersid

My Grandfather was in the 132 Machine Gun Battalion in the 36th Division, First Army, sent to France in World War I. He passed away in 1982, and somehow I was the recipient of...

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