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From Waterloo to Cemetery Ridge

As the 152d Anniversary of Gettysburg passes into the rearview mirror, I cannot help but

also note the juxtaposition of last month’s Bicentennial of Waterloo. Both of these battles are among the most discussed and debated events in military history. 271 more words


Remember the Authority

Rarely has the work of one historian influenced so many… students of an event as did Harry W. Pfanz- THE authority on the battle of Gettysburg.  263 more words


The rockets' red glare

I grew up near Fort Washington, Maryland, which had the dubious distinction of allowing the British fleet to sail up the Potomac and raid Alexandria, Virginia. 412 more words

Gettysburg: Cannons are Hot

As promised, here is the story my Great Great Great Great Grandfather Benjamin Hall Stillman told:

At the first days of the fight at Gettiesburg (sic) (July, 1863) the Bat was near the seminary building.  424 more words

Tea's Comics

A Gettysburg Soldier Decorates His Own Grave: 1886

Mrs Daffodil is rarely au courant with the details of military history; she often wonders why illustrations of combatants from the American Civil War do not depict armour, buff-coats or lobster-tail helmets. 823 more words

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A nation divided & the wisdom of Abraham Lincoln

A few years ago, I had the chance to walk part of the Mall in Washington, D.C., and spend time in the Lincoln Memorial. Along with the huge and stunning sculpture of this gaunt giant of a man are the full texts of two of his speeches. 447 more words