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Prelude to Gettysburg: A Spirit of Unbelief

Lieutenant General A.P. Hill

Friends of Padre Steve’s World

Here is a revised chapter from my Gettysburg text. I will be taking another group of my students up in two weeks. 3,713 more words

History

Pious and Conflicted: General Dorsey Pender

Major General Dorsey Pender C.S.A.

Friends of Padre Steve’s World

I am continuing to periodically intersperse and publish short articles about various commanders at Gettysburg on the site. 1,123 more words

History

The Oddest, Most Eccentric Genius: Lt. General Richard Ewell

Lieutenant General Richard Ewell C.S.A.

Friends of Padre Steve’s World

I am continuing to periodically intersperse and publish short articles about various commanders at Gettysburg on the site. 2,337 more words

History

"Fix bayonets!"...Bravery in the face of overwhelming odds

Bravery in the face of the enemy is one of the most valuable leadership traits one can possess; especially during a war.

I don’t believe that bravery can be taught; perhaps it can be caught; but I suspect one is either born with it or not. 675 more words

A To Z Blogging Challenge

Two anniversaries: the 150th of the Battle of Gettysburg and Siege of Vicksburg

During the observance of the 150th anniversary of the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg the question is again asked: “What if the Confederates had won?”.

Here’s my answer: 977 more words

20th Michigan Infantry Regiment

The Bonds of Friendship & Tragedy of War

“Armistead at Gettysburg” by Keith Rocco

The bonds of friendship forged by soldiers are some of deepest and long lasting that are formed anywhere. For American military professionals those bonds are formed in the small rather closed society that is the regular United States military. 1,800 more words

Loose Thoughts And Musings

John Mason Norvell’s Civil War Memoir 6

John Mason Norvell, the son of Michigan U.S. Senator John Norvell (1789-1850) and his third wife, Isabella H. Norvell (1804-1873), was a career soldier. He prepared this memoir in 1866… 753 more words

American History