Sound Familiar?

by Daniel Russ on May 25, 2019

From: A Fierce Glory: Antietam–The Desperate Battle That Saved Lincoln and Doomed Slavery” by Justin Martin.   Robert Toombs As the South dug in over states’ rights and slavery, Toombs switched affiliation to the Unionist Party, then the Democrats, becoming increasingly bellicose along the way. His political prospects just kept rising. His rhetoric soared. As […]

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How Quickly Things Change On A Battlefield.

by Daniel Russ on May 21, 2019

From: A Fierce Glory: Antietam–The Desperate Battle That Saved Lincoln and Doomed Slavery” by Justin Martin. . “After General Anderson went down, leadership devolved to the brigade’s ranking colonel. This was a man named Charles Tew. An adjutant scurried along the road until he found Tew, whereupon he informed the colonel that he was now […]

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Ulysses S Grant’s Humanity

May 17, 2019
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  From “Grant” by Ron Chernow. “Grant had captured an army of at least thirteen thousand men, a record on the North American continent. He showed mercy toward the conquered force, giving them food and letting them keep their sidearms. Avoiding any show of celebration, he refused to shame defeated soldiers and vetoed any ceremony […]

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Unconditional Surrender

May 12, 2019
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Reading “Grant” by Ron Chernow and wanted to share this quote with you.   February 15th, 1862. The Battle at Fort Donelson was the opening salvo in a campaign to clear the Confederate Army out of Middle and Western Tennessee, thereby creating a rout for the North into the heart ion the Confederacy. Brigadier General […]

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More Cool Paint Schemes.

May 8, 2019

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Amazing Demonstrator Aircraft Paint Schemes From Pinterest

May 4, 2019

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USN Sees UFOs.

April 30, 2019
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USAF Sees UFOs.

April 25, 2019
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BROTHER JONATHAN’S LAMENT FOR SISTER CAROLINE Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)

April 20, 2019
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  What is more beautiful than a poem from Oliver Wendell Holmes?         BROTHER JONATHAN’S LAMENT FOR SISTER CAROLINE Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)       She has gone,-she has left us in passion and pride Our stormy-browed sister, so long at our side! She has torn her own star from our […]

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From The Washington Library Archives. A Union Officer’s Letter Home.

April 16, 2019
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This is a letter home from a Union officer Captain Charles M. Scott letter to his wife, Anna, April 7, 1862. It describes the aftermath of the battle of Shiloh. I will begin the process of interpreting the text.           Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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Cornered and Scared, Roman Soldiers are Comforted by a Leader.

April 12, 2019
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In 61 AD, a new precept took the place of Prasutagus in Brittania. Prasutagus had a good working relationship with the Iceni people in Brittania. When he died, and the Romans installed Suetonious as the new precept, he failed at establishing a relationshiop with the Iceni. He brutalized Boudica, the windowed Queen. So she led […]

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Collapse. From the BBC

April 8, 2019
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  The Roman Empire, for example, was the victim of many ills including overexpansion, climatic change, environmental degradation and poor leadership. But it was also brought to its knees when Rome was sacked by the Visigoths in 410 and the Vandals in 455. Collapse is often quick and greatness provides no immunity. The Roman Empire […]

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McClellan’s Oversized Ego.

April 4, 2019
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In the last post we made the point that George McClellan could be insufferable. Here are more granular details in the form of letters and statements telegraphed and recorded. George McClellan, American Battlefield Trust “There’s a temptation to dismiss this as its own form of theater, as disingenuous as one of Prince John’s log cannons. […]

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McClellan vs. Everyone Else.

March 30, 2019
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  George McClellan and Nelly his wife   Lincoln was a pragmatist who wore simple black suits of a country lawyer. George McClellan was a Dandy. He was overly confident, and full of himself. While Robert E. Lee dressed as a Colonel, so as not to be overbearing in his authority. McClellan was anal about […]

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Great Cutaway Military Diagrams

March 25, 2019
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More Oddly Overly Friendly Civil War Portraits

March 21, 2019

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Oddly Overly Friendly Civil War Portraits

March 17, 2019
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Harmonicas In the Civil War

March 13, 2019
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It’s quite possible that the first harmonica was invented by the plucky creative Chinese. Hell they created everything else. That said, it wasn’t until a German clockmaker, Matthias Hohner, invented the harmonica. That was 1857. And when it came to the United States, it grew into a wild popularity. And so those movies and TV […]

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Women Who Dressed In Drag To Fight In Antietam.

March 8, 2019
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We have written about women fighting in the American Civil War. In fact I wrote this article on this blog about 8 years ago. Here it is. https://civilianmilitaryintelligencegroup.com/4564/women-as-soldiers-in-the-civil-war Here are some more solid examples of the eight women who dressed in drag and fought at Antietam.       Union cavalryman Jack Williams (left) fought […]

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Revolutionary War Local Unit Designs

March 4, 2019
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Yes, the Colonials made their own logos and attached them to their unit flags and so we hundreds of these designed from our own national history.     The Forster Flag pre-1775   The Rhode Island Regiment Colors 1781   Colors of the Third Virginia Regiment 1775   Colors of the 2nd Regiment Continental Light […]

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