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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

Civil War Buff At Capitol Could Help Would-Be Documentary

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Civil War buff in a powerful position at the Capitol could help a push to get state money for a documentary on Minnesota soldiers. 118 more words


The First Micro-History: Pickett's Charge

Stewart had long been interested in Pickett’s Charge, which historians consider the turning point in the American Civil War.   Stewart’s uncle John was a soldier for the union army, who told stories of the Peninsular Campaign to his  nephew. 657 more words

George R. Stewart

Book Review: The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara

Really a great book on a fascinating topic.  For those of you who don’t know, this book chronicles the Battle of Gettysburg from beginning to end.   201 more words


Visiting Gettysburg: A Lesson in American History

A statue of Abraham Lincoln sits outside the Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Centre.

The site of the Battle of Gettysburg, on the edge of the Pennsylvanian town of the same name, is one of America’s most-visited destinations, attracting 1.2 million visitors every year, and home to summer scenes of bumper-to-bumper traffic. 613 more words


'One of Our Brave Men Twice Wounded': An Image of Corporal William Kelleher, 125th New York Infantry

In the first of a couple of guest posts coming up on the blog, friend of the site Brendan Hamilton brings us the story behind a fascinating image of a young wounded Irishman. 1,225 more words

Irish American Civil War