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Creamer, Please. No Sugar

I had an idea the other day, and acted on it! I sort of made a “coffee run,” if you will . . .

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Stony Point: The Overview

In a word: hilarious.

The Young Mr started the weekend with a 5 Hour Grump (no sugar crash!) that started at home and lasted until he spotted a deer in the woods near West Point at 7:17 PM. 536 more words


The Road to Atlanta: Crossing the Chattahoochee

150 years ago today, the final strong barrier between the forces of William T. Sherman and Atlanta—the Chattahoochee River—was crossed as elements of Wilder’s Lightning Brigade (now commanded by Col. 368 more words


A Matter of Opinion

In researching and writing for this blog, I have had much help from friends. One is Mr. Steve Splittgerber, who takes wonderful photographs.

He sent a couple of images my way from the Frankfort Cemetery, in Frankfort, Kentucky. 51 more words

Battlefields & Historic Places

"Bitter" Bierce

Among the men missing from the roles of the Army of the Cumberland after the Kennesaw Line was twenty-two-year-old Lt. Ambrose Bierce. Bierce is famous for his dark and disturbing writings, the most famous of which, … 272 more words

Books & Authors

The Kennesaw Line: "Save Yourselves, Boys!"

As the main attack of the XV Corps moved forward, one of the most savage actions of the fight on the north end of the Kennesaw line occurred in the diversion assault launched by the Army of the Tennessee. 418 more words


The Kennesaw Line: "Boys, This is Butchery"

Along the front of the 1st Arkansas at Kennesaw, the slaughter was terrible as they poured fire into the ranks of Charlie Harker’s Federal command. Amongst all of this savagery one incident occurs that is startling considering the nature of this fight. 287 more words