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The passion and the tragedy of William Harkness

By late June 1862, it was becoming clear that the Civil War, begun the previous year when secessionist forces attacked American troops at Fort Sumter, was not going to be the brief conflict most thought. 2,147 more words

Kendall County

Is Ukraine planning to start World War III ?

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko announced another partial mobilization, the decree for which is being prepared in the Presidential Administration. This time, the mobilization will not cover the rotation of military fighting in the Donbas region. 339 more words


Malaysian Airlines receive "black boxes" from crashed Boeing

Prime Minister of the Donetsk People’s Republic Aleksandr Boroday transferred the two “black boxes” recovered by the Donetsk militia from the crash site of Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 flight MH17 to the Malaysian delegation. 145 more words


The Second Battle of Marianna

The other day I went to my favorite indie bookstore in the nearby town of Marianna, FL, to drop off some copies of my new book… 573 more words

The Backstory

Soaring to New Heights in Gettysburg

By Carl Whitehill – “Just don’t look down” seems to be the best advice to give those who are fearful of heights. While there’s some sort of truth to that, telling someone to not look down is easier said than done. 648 more words


150 Years Ago Today

July 22, 1864 Was out on out Post duty Last Night built fires on all sides of us to Keep the Gallinippers of so as to Get A Littel sleep Was Relieved at Nighn oclock this Morning by to Companies of the 32nd Illinois thay are having verey heavey Fighting this fore noon the Roar of the Artillery is Incessant and Constant It Was A hot Walck of thre Miles from Pine Ridg in to Camp this Morning Magor Mcfadden and Adjutant Tayler and Capt strait returned from the front to day With orders for the Nono veterns to start home Imediatly It rained for all that Was out this Evening and it has turned quiet Cool Wrote A Letter to Mis A. F. Turpin