ON THIS DATE in 1862, nineteen-year-old Confederate sergeant Richard Rowland Kirkland showed courageous mercy to enemy soldiers during the Civil War Battle of Fredericksburg. “Kirkland, don’t you know that you would get a bullet through your head the moment you stepped over the wall?” General J.B. 68 more words
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In commemoration of the battle of Fredericksburg 151 years ago today, we offer up a piece passed along to us by Daniel Weinfeld, an ECW reader with the White Plains (NY) Civil War Roundtable. 351 more words
An untested leader at the pinnacle of his power.
Fails to oversee the details on his signature initiative.
A key component bungled by subordinates, with no oversight from the leader. 543 more words
I walked down to the banks for the Rappahannock River last night. I’d had a lovely dinner with family at one of William Street’s excellent restaurants, and walking back to the car, I had an open view down the hill toward the river. 751 more words
Singer/Songwriter & Poet Jim Morrison was born in Melbourne, Florida on December 8, 1943. As a young man Morrison studied film at UCLA and it was during this time that he met keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore and formed the rock group “The Doors.” The Doors recorded and performed from 1966 and 1971. 1,067 more words