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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. 530 more words

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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


Gettysburg - Some thoughts

No event has impacted the American psyche as much as the Civil War and this battle in particular. If we were to look for an event that equals its impact in the 20th century, only the Great Depression would come to mind for touching almost every American and changing their lives. 335 more words

American History

At Gettysburg - Part III

While John Mason Norvell and Freeman Norvell faced C.S.A. forces, July 2-3 1863, on Cemetery ridge and Culp’s Hill, the two remaining Norvell brothers: Major Edwin Forrest and Lt. 356 more words

American History

At Gettysburg - Part II

Freeman Norvell, son of U.S. Senator John Norvell of Michigan,  had served in the Mexican War as a Marine 2nd Lt in the “Halls of Montezuma.”  He was breveted a 1st Lt. 595 more words

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