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Son of Former President Surrenders Confederate Command

Confederate Lieutenant General Richard Taylor, son of President Zachary Taylor and brother-in-law of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, began the war as Colonel of the 9th Louisiana Infantry. 284 more words

Sandra Merville Hart

Your mom may have gone to this college, Napoleon.

From 1841 to 1868, McKenzie Institute (also called McKenzie College) was the pride of Clarksville, Red River County, Texas.

Until the end of the Civil War, high schools and colleges along the old southwestern frontier were invariably private (also called “by subscription”) and available only to the free middle class. 181 more words

History

Road to Infinity War - Black Panther, or, A New Hope

Oh dear God I’m done! I did it. This is the last one. Every freaking day for two and a half weeks. Wake up. Go to work. 751 more words

Pony Tricks

Dallas City Council defers action on Confederate monuments

DALLAS — The debate over the symbolism and appropriateness of Confederate monuments on public land is a familiar one at this point, and the debate over the fate of Dallas’ monuments will continue after the city council opted by a 9-6 vote on Wednesday to take more time to decide what to do with them. 429 more words

NewsFix

Killing Lincoln -- Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

I’ve read a handful of Bill O’Reilly’s Killing series books, with Killing Lincoln being the latest.  Previously, I’ve read and posted about Killing England and… 565 more words

Books

Roped into Berks History: Uncovering the Thomas Jackson Letters

“He’s was like combination of Rush Limbaugh and Michael Moore – a powerful commentator on life at that time.” – John Paling on his ancestor, Thomas Jackson…

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History

Another Five-Star Review for Horses in Gray

I just received another five-star review for my nonfiction book, Horses in Gray. The review is as follows:

“Excellent book, particularly if you love history and pet love (horses).” 940 more words