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Fleeting Fame: Union Colonel John Fitzroy De Courcy

It is not unusual for the commander of a defeated force to get sacked. Nor is it unusual for such a commander to suffer additional consequences, if that defeat is particularly egregious, or seems to involve an overly ripe degree of blundering. 1,465 more words

Battlefields & Historic Places

152 Years Ago--Burnside's Second Offensive Becomes the "Mud March"

As the calendar flipped to 1863, perhaps the darkest cloud of the war had descended upon the northern populace. On December 29, 1862, William T. Sherman’s attempts to take Vicksburg, Mississippi fizzled in front of the Confederate defenses. 527 more words

Photographic Miniatures of First Bull Run Participants

A few weeks ago, Facebook friend and collector Joe Maghe sent me a few interesting images with First Bull Run connections. Included were some cool, rectangular miniatures, (Joe says they are “Abbott Types”), mementos more than likely purchased as a show of support for the men and cause. 251 more words


Far-Out Friday: Hair Gone Wild -- It Was A(nother) Victorian Thing

A few weeks ago I wrote an article about another “Victorian thing” – Memento Mori.  In keeping with that theme, I ran across a piece this week that keeps popping up on various web sites entitled “ 665 more words

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