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Remember on Family Guy when Stewie started his own business and gave Brian his first employee review?  He did a “compliment sandwich” you know, to soften the blow of a bad review? 796 more words

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Cap'n Bender's

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away Mark and I were newlyweds. Part of the “new” in newlywed was our new life in Washington, DC. 1,025 more words

Antietam

Mr. Gardner and the Erosion of the "Good Death"

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author James Brookes.

Alexander Gardner’s images of the aftermath of the Battle of Antietam were the first serious attempts of their kind to document the true carnage of conflict. 1,603 more words

Battlefields & Historic Places

June-August Presentations

June:

5th: Chris Kolakowski, “1864: The Last Stand of the Confederate Navy” Chicago Civil War Roundtable

7th: Chris Mackowski, “That Furious Struggle: Chancellorsville and the High Tide of the Confederacy,” Manassas Museum, Manassas, VA; 2:00 p.m. 283 more words

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Day Four: Corinth

Part ten in a series

“What is it you like about Corinth?” I ask Dan.

We’re stopping at the little Mississippi town in the northeast corner of the state so Dan can get some pictures. 517 more words

Battlefields & Historic Places

Md. Civil War Sites Mark Memorial Day With Flags, Parade

SHARPSBURG, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s two biggest Civil War battlefields are marking Memorial Day in distinctly different ways.

At the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg, the weekend of remembrance begins with a parade Saturday from the nearby town of Sharpsburg to the Antietam National Cemetery. 77 more words

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