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 […]
A journalist for the Marysville, Kansas, Enterprise wrote this on August 17, 1867: Go…and point a houseless, impoverished man to the smoking embers of his dwelling, the work of savage hands, where but yesterday he had stock, grain and plenty, after years of hardships and say to him, “the triumph of humanitarian principles.” Kneel beside […]
Thousands of rounds of ammunition were fired into the tents of the sleeping Indians and when it was over 173 men, women and children had been massacred.
The Ghosts of Cannae-Hannibal and the Darkest Hour of the Roman Republic by Robert O’Connell Imagine if you will being one of the few survivors of perhaps the worst military disaster of all time-a disaster that saw 90% of your comrades killed! Then imagine your government blaming you and the other survivors for the disaster […]
“War” said Yellow Wolf of the Nez Perce,” is made to take something not your own.” That simple statement summed up what is now referred to by author Elliot West as The Last Indian War. West is referring to the war against the Nez Perce of what is now Idaho in 1877. The statement could […]
If ever there was a sub-title to grab your attention then certainly, The Saga of Liver-Eating Johnson is it! The full title with cover notes is as follows: Crow Killer-The Saga of Liver-Eating Johnson-new edition, by Raymond W. Thorp and Robert Bunker, new introduction by Nathan E. Bender [in 1983] Recently, my wife and I traveled […]
There is a roadside monument in my area dedicated to the 32nd US Infantry Division. The monument lists all the campaigns the 32nd fought in WW1 and WW2. The Battle for New Guinea (Buna) is among the honors. The 32nd ID was a National Guard outfit recruited in Wisconsin and Michigan. Along with 17 other […]