“By early December 1862, Grant had zeroed in on Jewish traders as the source of the trouble. During his southward advance, he issued orders that all traders should stay in the rear of his army, but on December 5 he complained to Sherman that “in consequence of the total disregard and evasion of orders […]

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(This is always the tragedy of military history. You see we all forgive the atrocities on the battlefield and ignore those afterwards. But the honor of battle and fighting for the Crown or the President always evanesces when we see our history is replete with crime. This is from Rick Atkinson’s The British Are Coming.) […]

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Sometimes War is Funny

November 6, 2019
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Privateers Are One of the Reasons There is an America.

October 25, 2019
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In Atkinson’s book, The British Are Coming, the point is made that the Colonists did not fare well in battle against to British that often and less often in the sea. At the behest and remuneration of the French and other enemies of the British, the Privateers, pirates in other words, really kpt the Royal […]

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An Idiot With A Gun

October 21, 2019

President William McKinley was a youth of Niles, Ohio when he joined the 23rd Ohio Regiment in the Civil War. He fought at Antietam, Cedar Creek, and numerous other skirmishes. He also carried communication from. Deployed units to headquarters. He spent four years in uniform without a single day in the hospital.    As President, […]

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A Child With A Gun.

October 17, 2019

Gettysburg was the bloodiest battle in the American Civil War. A total of 51,000 casualties were tallied between both sides. After wars concluded on the battlefield, people often picked through the pockets of dead soldiers looking for money, and they absconded with whatever they could find of value. Three-year old Edward Woods and his brother […]

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American Civil War Cemeteries and Their Inhabitants.

October 9, 2019

Each state that participated in the American Civil War has dedicated a cemetery to that war.  It took a painstaking study finished in 1908 to determine that these cemeteries held 315,830 Federal soldiers and 148,833 soldiers marked unknown. Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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John Wilkes Booth’s Brother Saved Lincoln’s Son.

October 5, 2019
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Robert Todd Lincoln, the son of President Abraham Lincoln didn’t have to mess with warfare. He was protected because of his father’s occupation. One day, climbing aboard a New Jersey train, the crowd expanded and forced him over the rail where he hung precariously between the train and the platform. A man on the train […]

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From “The British are Coming,” a quote about equipment needs.

October 1, 2019

  “Over the past nine months, the king’s ministers had carefully reviewed the watercraft and other matériel sent up the St. Lawrence in the last war. Modeled on the artillery train Wolfe carried to Canada in 1759, Carleton’s suite of brass guns, including some cast just this year, was exceptional. The Admiralty rejected Germain’s request […]

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Cold War Concept Aircraft

September 27, 2019
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Schematics

September 19, 2019
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Arms Manufacturing

September 15, 2019
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German armor vehicle production included Italian, Hungarian and Czechoslovakian factories, and as such churned out 53,1887 tanks and self-propelled guns of all calibers. Compare that with the Soviet production numbers, where they produced 58,681 T-34s alone. The IS-2 had a 122mm cannon and Russia put 3,500 of them on the battlefield. Plus 3,500 SU-100s, and […]

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Attrition

September 11, 2019
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It’s easy to forget that Germans and Russians won or lost not so much because of how well their equipment worked, but because of how well it failed. Andrew Roberts takes on the question in the Battle of Pokhorovka on July 12th of 1943. Operation Citadel began with the 4th panzer Army that had 916 […]

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Kursk, By the Numbers

September 7, 2019

There is hardly a battle on the Eastern front that was not devastatingly lethal and similarly large. At Kursk, the Russians had accidentally produced a bulging front composed of numerous Army unites. The Germans was to surround the Russians and cut off their supply line. The Germans had 900,000 troops. They had 2,700 tanks and […]

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The Day I Sparred Bob Dylan

September 2, 2019

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During the Revolutionary War, about 20% of the Population of America Had Cast Their Lot With The Crown.

August 29, 2019
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“One can tell a Tory by his looks,” Lewis Howell, a surgeon with the 2nd New Jersey Regiment, wrote his father in late June. The good doctor evidently had remarkable diagnostic powers, given the physical resemblance of loyalists and revolutionaries. Both breeds were drawn from all strata of their society, high, low, and middling. The […]

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More Amazing Correlations Between Us During the Revolution and Today.

August 25, 2019
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“can tell a Tory by his looks,” Lewis Howell, a surgeon with the 2nd New Jersey Regiment, wrote his father in late June. The good doctor evidently had remarkable diagnostic powers, given the physical resemblance of loyalists and revolutionaries. Both breeds were drawn from all strata of their society, high, low, and middling. The war, […]

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Just Keeping Warm Was A Miracle For The Colonial Army.

August 21, 2019
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This is a passage from Rick Atkinson’s The British Are Coming! “The army would burn eight thousand cords in six months, and on particularly cold days, the firewood demand equaled the timber from a four-acre woodlot. Despite efforts by the Committee on Wood in Watertown to organize cutting expeditions, a number of regiments were forced […]

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The Antipathy Between The British And The Colonists Was Very Bad.

August 15, 2019
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This is from Rick Atkinson’s Book The British Are Coming! “Irked at the dissent, the government had stepped up covert surveillance and intelligence gathering. Suspected rebel sympathizers in London were ordered “narrowly watched,” their neighbors discreetly questioned about irregular activity. The baggage of passengers arriving from North America was searched for rebel correspondence. In a […]

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John Wilkes, British Statesman Made A Prediction About the Americans. A Really Good One.

August 11, 2019
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John Wilkes, a British radical -whose noisy radicalism made him enormously popular in the colonies, called the war “unjust, felonious, and murderous.” The Americans, he warned, “will dispute every inch of territory with you, every narrow pass, every strong defile, every Thermopylae, every Bunker Hill.” But opponents of coercion lacked strength and unity. When votes […]

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