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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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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

                                    Source https://www.thevintagenews.com/2018/06/30/civil-war-soldiers/ Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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Oddly Overly Friendly Civil War Portraits

March 17, 2019
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                                      Source: https://www.thevintagenews.com/2018/06/30/civil-war-soldiers/ Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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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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To The Editors and Artists of Early Science Fiction, The Future Is Violent, Dangerous and Scary.

February 28, 2019
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These are covers of Astounding Science Fiction from the 1930s, where the future was thrilling, but utterly dystopian.                 Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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The Red Ball Express. Provisioning The Army. And More Amazing Numbers

February 23, 2019

Daily requirements for each soldier who invaded Normandy: 33.3 pounds of gas, and oil, grease and airplane fuel. Each man needed 8 pounds of ammunition and tons of heavy ordinance, and 7  pounds of food. This is just the beginning. Infantry divisions were allotted for Overlord: 1600 M-7 grenade launchers, and then replace them at […]

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The Horrors of Allied Bombing.

February 18, 2019
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  In the Spring of 1945 a massive effort was made to wipe out Germany’s last oil capacity. 500 Allied attacks on 130 targets reduced oil manufacturing to a fraction of its original capacity.   The Allied strategic bombing initiative would leave 7 million Germans homeless, 400,000 dead and who even knows how many injured? […]

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The Monroe Bomb

February 13, 2019
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    The Monroe Bomb was a propaganda leaflet distribution device dropped from Allied heavy bombers. Named after it inventor: Capt. James Monroe during World War II. Thousands of pieces of leaflets with messages in whatever languages were spoken below were inserted into a laminated paper cylinder with a detonator and a delay, and then […]

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Footage of Bruce Lee At a Long Beach Karate Tournament

February 8, 2019

In this video, Bruce Lee demonstrates his interpretation of Kung Fu- Jeet Kun Do. He also goes over the one in punch and other iconoclastic training ideas. Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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When The Nazis Tried To Adopt Brazil.

February 4, 2019
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  It has long been known that Nazis wandered post-war into the remote regions of South America, befriended by fascist governments and military dictatorships. In the film ‘Boys From Brazil’ the idea was to clone Hitler and reestablish the Third Reich in South America. Brazil was intended to become the new fertile ground for Nazism. […]

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12/11/44

January 31, 2019
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  Germany has effectively lost Balkan states Romania and Bulgaria and Finland. Also Belgium and Luxembourg. Finland’s access to good Baltic Sea ports was a devastating development for Reich forces trying to keep Europe. Hungary, Yugoslavia and Albania were on the verge of falling.  Nazi forces dug in at Alsace were proving hard to displace. […]

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R & R.

January 25, 2019
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  For the brass in Europe after the Nazis were displaced, life was wonderful. Fine wines, champagne, beef, cigars, pipe tobacco, sugar, milk, farm fresh eggs, perfumes, fountain pens, stationary, and Zippo lighters. Many US senior staff, Generals, Colonels and so forth partook in lavish hunting trips bagging partridges, geese and quail. On the corner […]

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