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Frozen in Time

Frozen in Time

If you look closely toward the bottom left of the picture you will see at least two Confederate soldiers looking up toward the camera. The picture is said to be dated to around September, 1862 during Lee’s first invasion of the North. The picture features a column of Confederate soldiers marching somewhere in Maryland, presumably […]

The Mongols in Russia

The war in Ukraine is a reminder that there is nothing new under the sun ( Ecc. 1:9). This is because warfare in the region of Ukraine has been nearly constant for centuries. Few people know, for example, that the Mongols under Genghis Khan conquered the Kievan Rus (now Ukraine) in the 13th Century and […]

Greene Reports on the Battle of Eutaw Springs

Originally posted on Almost Chosen People:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rmQiyuQmYU ? The last major engagement of the Southern Campaign, the battle of Eutaw Springs was fought on September 8, 1781.  The sides were numerically evenly matched with each side having about 2000 men involved.  Although tactically a draw or a slight British victory, strategically the battle was an…

Private Albert David Smith-World War One

I recently added three postcards to my small military history collection of post cards. I especially like to find the ones that have a name and address and a message. It gives me the opportunity to do some INET research and see what I can find out about the person. There is also the chance […]

1812- War was the Only Choice

Originally posted on Practically Historical:
National pride had plenty to do with… starting the War of 1812.? Britain refused to honor its commitments set down in the original treaty of 1783. ? Despite reaffirming those pledges in Jay’s Treaty of 1794, Britain continued to deny America the equal station it desired.? The Royal Navy provided…

Billy Mitchell was Right (and still is).

I grew up in West Allis Wisconsin-a suburb of Milwaukee. There was parkway and a well-to-do neighborhood (well-to-do in those days) near my school. Sometimes, rather than go right home after school, my friends and I would walk over to the parkway and imagine “playing army” or otherwise adventure around-all the things young boys would […]

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 […]