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…

1812- War was the Only Choice

The War of 1812 comes across these days as basically a footnote in US History. At the time, Britain was engaged in a life or death struggle with Napoleon and so acted like the high-handed Empire they were. The impressment issue was huge. On the other hand, many in Congress had designs on Canada which […]

What’s in a Name?

…and yet we judge historical figures like Jefferson on the basis of what we think is our own moral superiority, not realizing our own massive flaws, nor understanding history in its historical context.

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

Falklands Flagship to be Scrapped

Originally posted on War and Security:
The Indian aircraft carier INS Viraat, previously HMS Hermes, made her last journey to the breakers yard at Alang, India in September 2020 and is now being scrapped: see this video report from the British ITV network. She was laid down during World War II as HMS Elephant and…

Barbarians at the Gates

Barbarians at the Gates link to my other blog. While ghouls prowled the streets feasting on the dead, an army of Goths waited for their kinsmen to open the gates. The 410 Sack of Rome soon began.

Does Possessing Freedom Presuppose the Will to Fight?

Does Possessing Freedom Presuppose the Will to Fight?

Originally posted on Reflections:
What do you think about when you hear the word?war? You probably think of armed conflict, bloodshed, and death—and lots of it. That is the nature of warfare.?It’s also why war?presents one of the most challenging issues to address from an ethical standpoint. Given this difficulty, most Christians have adopted just…

Edward “Butch” O’Hare

Originally posted on Pacific Paratrooper:
Lt. Edward “Butch” O’Hare, Feb. 1942 On Feb. 20, 1942, the flattop Lexington was steaming toward the Japanese base at Rabaul, Papua New Guinea, when it was approached by two enemy flying boats. Their crews managed to signal its coordinates before American fighters flamed the planes, and the Japanese immediately…

Home Front – Wartime Recipes (5)

Originally posted on Pacific Paratrooper:
  Please thank Carolyn on her website for putting these delicious meals on-line! We often discuss the food our parents and grandparents dined on, despite rationing and wartime, they ate quite well – here are some of the recipes you might want to try out. Now – you can even download her…