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Grant killed! Withdraw from Petersburg! Sherman defeated at Atlanta!: Deserters say the darnedest things

The discipline of military intelligence requires a capable staff with the ability to analyze a wide body of information to determine an accurate situational picture.  All kidding about the oxymoron aside, military intelligence is vital to operations.  996 more words

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"The right angle of the fort has been cut away": Progress report of Fort Sumter bombardment

On July 26, 1864, Major-General John Foster mentioned the need for a report on the progress of the Third Major Bombardment of Fort Sumter.  On the following day, Lieutenant-Colonel William Ames, 3rd Rhode Island Heavy Artillery and Chief of Artillery for the Northern District, Department of the South, provided that report.  720 more words

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12 Years a Slave

This week, I saw the movie 12 Years a Slave.  Most of the reviewers have stated that the move is a hard one to watch, but that they were glad they did.   395 more words


July 27, 1864: First Battle of Deep Bottom Begins

Unbeknownst to the Confederates, on July 27, 1864 the Union forces around Petersburg were putting the finishing touches on a huge mine under a fort in the Confederate defenses known as Elliot’s Salient.  358 more words

Beach Reads for People Who Summer at Home

I’m a sucker for a bargain, especially a bargain book, so when I was at Barnes and Noble yesterday and saw a table of beach reads for $4.98, I couldn’t resist. 555 more words