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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.

On Renaming Army Bases

On Renaming Army Bases

I was doing a little research for a blog post on the 21st WI Infantry-a unit that fought in the American Civil War. I found out they were mustered in at Camp Bragg in Fond du Lac County. The name of the camp intrigued me since a fellow by the name of Braxton Bragg was […]

A More Perfect Union

A More Perfect Union

The Battle of Gettysburg ended on July 3rd, 1863. On July 4th, 1863 the river city fortress of Vicksburg fell to Union General US Grant. The loss of both battles meant the beginning of the end for the Confederacy. Had Lee won at Gettysburg and Vicksburg held out longer it’s entirely possible that one of […]

U. S. Grant and N. B. Forrest

U. S. Grant and N. B. Forrest

One of the more disturbing aspects of the woke Cancel Culture is judging people (and history) of the past by contemporary woke social justice standards. This is troubling because as Victor Davis Hansen puts it; Once a cultural revolution gets going, there can be no contextualization of the past, no allowance for human frailty, no […]

Perryville, The Civil War Most Obscure Battle 2

Perryville, The Civil War Most Obscure Battle 2

Maney’s Brigade at Perryville In September of 2019 my wife and I traveled to South Carolina to visit her sister. While there we took in some Civil War sites which included  Fort Sumter. On the way home we stopped in Kentucky to visit the largest Civil War battlefield in the state, Perryville. I plan to […]

Perryville, the Civil War’s Most Obscure Major Battle_1

On October 8, 1862, a hot and exceedingly dry day, Union and Confederate forces classed in the Chaplin Hills just west of Perryville, Kentucky, a small market town located southwest of Lexington in the commonwealth’s central bluegrass. Perryville-This Grand Havoc of Battle by Kenneth W. Noe, pg xiii So begins Noe’s exhaustive work on the […]

Trip to Fort Sumter

Trip to Fort Sumter

In September we took a vacation to visit my wife’s sister in South Carolina. While there e took the opportunity to see some of the sites with her sister and her husband. We went to Charleston for a few days and spent the better part of one touring Fort Sumter, the place the American Civil […]

The Cleansing of US History

The Cleansing of US History

Did you have a choice of where you were born? Did you have a choice as to your parents? Did you have a choice as to what year you born? Did you have choice as to what culture you were born into? Did I? The answer to all these questions is of course not. All […]

The American Revolution in Miniature_Saratoga Campaign

In 1975 there was a lot if interest in the upcoming Bicentennial. A friend and I put aside our interests in Napoleonic wargaming to produce war-game armies for what is now called the American War for Independence or AWI for short. At the time metal war-game figures were just becoming readily available and they were […]

332 Fighter Squadron?

332 Fighter Squadron?

This ad in the November 22, 1943 edition of Life Magazine caught my eye. The art work is neat; just the kind of thing to catch your eye and have you buy more war bonds. The insignia is supposed to be the insignia of the 332nd Fighter Squadron. The description in the upper right of […]