American Civil War

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 […]

American Civil War in 1\72 Scale

This is an experimental post as I work with pages on the blog site. I just want to see of it works.

Confederate Artillery Battery 1861

The battery is part of my ACW Hampton’s Legion project. The infantry component was featured here. I wanted to achieve an early war-militia type look for these Confederates. I read in Troani’s ACW prints on militia and volunteers where South Carolina had a store of red kepis for the artillery batteries that the state raised-hence, […]

The 54th Massachusetts and the Assault on Battery Wagner

The 54th Massachusetts and the Assault on Battery Wagner

Today in American Civil War History the 54th Regiment of ¬†Massachusetts Infantry, a regiment of free blacks assaulted Battery Wagner. Battery Wagner was situated on a small island that guarded the approaches from the sea-side of Charleston SC. The regiment was the lead regiment in Strong’s Brigade and thus would take the bulk of the […]

Let Them Be

Let Them Be

With Malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds. Abraham Lincoln I made a decision sometime ago to separate my interests in history from my interests […]