While he was being held in a US prison in Fort Marion in Saint Augustine, Florida, Howling Wolf made art to tell his stories. Much of it was done on pre printed lined paper one might give a school child. Some of the these are quite beautiful. He rejected tribal dress for a while but […]

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  When you look at the negotiations for the Treaty of Ghent, it becomes abundantly clear that there was little taste for more expensive warfare in the new world. Britain certainly wanted to stop American expansion. That said the notion that the Brits should keep Canada was basically ignored by the colonies they would recognize […]

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Cato The Elder at Valley Forge.

June 6, 2019
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It never ceases to amaze me how people hundreds, even thousands of years ago consulted history’s lessons. In Rick Atkinsons book Valley Forge, we are reminded that the officers who curated the Colonial army and fought against the British empire were versed in the history of Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus, the Roman Consul that set […]

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Medieval Irish UFO Report. From Jacque Vallee’s Wonders In The Sky.

June 2, 2019
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  Circa May 698, Ireland, location unknown- Three flying shields A passage extracted from a 17th century transcription of an older but undated manuscript offers another example of the use of the term ‘shield’ in connection with a phenomenon in the sky. As noted by researcher Yannis Deliyannis, “it is interesting and unusual in medieval […]

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Grant’s Humanity.

May 29, 2019
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From “Grant” by Ron Chernow and wanted to share this quote with you. “For Grant it had been a day of bloody triumph. As usual, he didn’t whoop with delight over enemy losses. At dusk, riding back to headquarters through fields littered with frozen corpses, he came upon a wounded Union lieutenant sprawled next to […]

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Sound Familiar?

May 25, 2019
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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.

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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