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Have Game, Will Travel

An embarrassing number of weeks ago (embarrassing, because I’m just now getting a post up about it), Frank the Arkie (no relation) invited me to play an ACW game with his crew down in Little Rock. 883 more words

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The US Reconstruction Timeline - August 1-31, 1865

The pace of this timeline certainly has slowed down over the first few months after the American Civil War ended 150 years ago. Things will pick up again later this year, as state and federal political machinery kicks in and after the harvest is over. 1,603 more words

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The US Reconstruction Timeline - July 6-31, 1865

NOTICE

Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot.

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The US Reconstruction Timeline - Vicksburg, July 4, 1865

One hundred and fifty one years ago today, the city of Vicksburg, Mississippi, surrendered to General Grant. One has to really hunt to find out what happened to the city immediately after that. 1,518 more words

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Arise, Arise!

It lives!

Sorry for the long delay in posts-it’s been a busy couple of months, and my interest in wargaming and military history has been at a low ebb. 536 more words

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The US Reconstruction Anniversary Timeline - May 18 to June 7, 1865

It’s time for some catching up (yay! some spare time!). Before looking at timeline events, let’s check out this week’s Reconstruction city focus: Memphis, Tennessee. This is also a very good time to reintroduce Nathan Bedford Forrest, whose plantation in northern Mississippi was not very far from Memphis. 2,417 more words

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The American Civil-War Reconstruction 150th Anniversary: Jules Verne and the Gun Club

During a recent holiday I found myself in a library, with a little free time and with a taste for escapism. A new translation in anthology form of some of Jules Verne’s “amazing voyage” novels attracted me. 3,827 more words

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