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What’s in a Name?

Originally posted on Practically Historical:
To the chagrin of revisionists… Thomas Jefferson is part of the national fabric of America.? He gave us our creed, the words that define what it means to be an American.? No other country on earth has such a luxury.? A simple look at our landscape will provide a clear…

The Funeral of Theodore Roosevelt

Originally posted on Presidential History Blog:
When Theodore Roosevelt died on January 6, 1919, the world was stunned. TR Dies Not only was the world stunned at the death of former President Theodore Roosevelt, who was only sixty, but perhaps TR himself would have also been surprised, had he not succumbed to a heart attack,…

Recruiting the Regiment: The First Missouri Confederate Infantry Regiment

John S. Bowen, the First Missouri’s first commander and later, major general. Courtesy of the Missouri Historical Society. For Missouri Volunteer … Recruiting the Regiment: The First Missouri Confederate Infantry Regiment

Battle of Allegheny Mountain, December, 1861

Battle of Allegheny Mountain, December, 1861

I recently did a solo ACW game. You can find the details at the link below. The scenario is earlier in the war and the battle occurred in what is now West Virginia. A Union army led by Brigadier Robert Milroy attempted to drive a Confederate Army led by Colonel Edward Johnson (later nicknamed Allegheny […]

Great White Fleet, post card find

The Great White Fleet was the nickname given to 16 American Battleships that sailed around the world from 1907 to 1909. President Teddy Rooselvelt order the cruise to demonstrate that America was a world player in Naval power he reviewed the fleet as it passed through the Strait of Gibraltar. For more go to Naval […]

Stand Your Ground

Stand Your Ground

One character from the War of Independence that I’ve found interesting, even intriguing, is Captain John Parker. Captain Parker’s main claim to fame comes from his role as the Captain of Colonial Militia for the area around Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts. Parker was a militia captain served served in the French and Indian War in […]

A Christmas Carol, Life Magazine, December 25th, 1944

A Christmas Carol, Life Magazine, December 25th, 1944

Long before A Christmas Carol was a movie it was a radio play. Lionel Barrymore played Scrooge for many years on Christmas Eve starting in 1934. In 1944 a movie studio gathered the radio play actors and staged scenes for Life Magazine. The issue with A Christmas Carol came out on December 25th, 1944. At […]

Falklands Flagship to be Scrapped

Originally posted on War and Security:
The Indian aircraft carier INS Viraat, previously HMS Hermes, made her last journey to the breakers yard at Alang, India in September 2020 and is now being scrapped: see this video report from the British ITV network. She was laid down during World War II as HMS Elephant and…

Victory Mail

Victory Mail

During WW2 in the US there was such a thing as VMAIL which stood for Victory Mail. It was patriotic and it’s purpose was to unite the country in supporting the various arms of the military. Postcards were common for personal correspodence and on occasion a whole portfolio could be sent. The pics below are […]

Jack Scruby Figures American War of Independence

Jack Scruby Figures American War of Independence

Here’s a link to my one of my other blogs for those interested in military history, wargaming and miniature collecting. (Jack Scruby Figures American War of Independence) Link to Historifigs.com where Jack Scruby figures can still be purchased.