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George O. Hawkins

George O. Hawkins

George Hawkins was captured at Beech Grove just outside of New Bern.  In 1890 his widow stated that he was “Captured by Confederates and starved to death”. 58 more words

NC Union Volunteers

So Many Broken Windows

So many Broken Windows

we’re sitting around the barracks today / no heat, no pay, no parades today

we’re drinking a bottle of vodka today / no medals, no polish for the boots today… 162 more words


Baghdad suicide bomber kills 7 soldiers and 25 people injured

Reports from Iraqi authorities said a suicide bomber detonated explosives in his car, close to an army checkpoint in Yusufiyah, about 20 kilometers south of the capital of Baghdad today Saturday 30th August, 2014. 90 more words

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To A Soldier


O’ hear me, and let us pray

For him who couldn’t stay

 Too young, he rests in heaven

Along with mates and brethren.


Did we in haste forget to show… 60 more words


Is bad ever good? (1 Samuel 27:10)

Today’s Readings: 1 Samuel 27-29; 1 Timothy 3

Achish: Whom did you raid today?

David (lying to him): Today we went out into the desert country in the south against Judah, the Jerahmeelites, and the Kenites.

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