“Every man was born for some purpose and if it is my lot to leave earth on the battle field, I can only say . . 140 more words
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Here in Petersburg, Virginia we are happy to finally once more see the ground after a recent and unusual spell of endless snow and ice. With a cheered spirit I took a look into the archives to search for the opinions of the soldiers in the trenches in 1865 as the weather warmed. 315 more words
We don’t normally post information here about academic conferences, but this one is a little different (and I have a vested interest in it!).
On August 1st, 2015, St. 399 more words
Today we are pleased to welcome back guest author James Brookes.
Federal soldiers often mused over the origins of the rations issued to them. One supplement, “furnished in lieu of potatoes, rice and peas or beans”, particularly perplexed them. 1,426 more words