Books

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 […]

Those that Lived It_Scalp Dance

Those that Lived It_Scalp Dance

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 […]

Killing the Custer Myth

Killing the Custer Myth

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_Book Review

The Ghosts of Cannae_Book Review

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 […]

The Last Indian War-The Nez Perce Story_book review

The Last Indian War-The Nez Perce Story_book review

“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 […]

The Saga of Liver-Eating Johnson

The Saga of Liver-Eating Johnson

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 […]

The Ghost Mountain Boys_Book Review

The Ghost Mountain Boys_Book Review

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 […]

Brutal Valor Review

Brutal Valour: The Tragedy of Isandlwana by James Mace I just finished the Kindle Edition and have to say I enjoyed the book immensely. The Zulu War has been an interest of mine since the movies Zulu and Zulu Dawn came out many moons ago. I’ve read The Washing of the Spears by Morris twice […]

Dare-Devil Aces, Dec. 1940

Dare-Devil Aces, Dec. 1940

Awesome artwork is it not? My wife and I go to flea markets, rummage sales and antique stores as one of our shared interests. We do not buy much given that we live in a condo with limited space and our interests are narrow. This past Saturday we went to a flea market and I found a […]