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Twelve dancing princesses

I came home from my Tuesday visit to the library with a smaller than usual, but typically eclectic stack of books: Treasures of the Civil War, legendary leaders who shaped a war and a nation… 193 more words



My focus on Gettysburg this fall has brought to mind, especially at this time of year, the many stories that say the battlefield is haunted. 540 more words

American History

What It's All About

I was in Gettysburg this past weekend to take an all-day tour of the Union lines from Culp’s Hill down to Little Round Top. In total, the group walked about ten miles over the course of the day, and I got to see a lot of little nooks and crannies on the battlefield that I had never seen before. 556 more words

Emerging Civil War

Did General Lee Intentionally Lose the Battle of Gettysburg?

If you live in the South and happen to be a distant relative of Gen. Robert E. Lee, I apologize in advance for what I’m about to say, but I have reason to believe the General intentionally lost the Battle of Gettysburg. 491 more words

My Stuff

Gettysburg -- Some thoughts II

Gettysburg today is considered to be the decisive battle in the Civil War.   And that is what 19th century commanders strived for– the one big knock out punch that removed the enemy from the field. 523 more words

American History

Echoes of Battle

Experimental Solo Bike Tour Day 3

Consumer Alert! This post contains some Civil War Geekery.  While every attempt has been made to keep such material to a minimum readers should enter at their own risk. 3,118 more words

Philosophical Musings

Boo! Whatcha doin' for Halloween...

It’s my favorite time of the year… the heat of summer is starting to fade. The nights are getting just a bit chilly. It’s time to open the windows and let some fresh air in. 578 more words