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All about the Benjamins: Progressives take back endorsement of Good

Florida Progressives are rescinding their endorsement of Margaret Good, a Sarasota Democrat who’s running for an open House seat .

Good is facing off against Democrat Ruta Jouniari in a special election primary Dec. 235 more words

Captain Randolph B. Marcy’s Expedition from Camp Scott, Utah Territory to the New Mexico Territory and Return, November 1857 - June 1858, Part 1 of 2.

Today’s post is written by Dr. Greg Bradsher, Senior Archivist at the National Archives at College Park

On November 24, 1857, Colonel Albert Sidney Johnston, commanding the Army of Utah, then located at Camp Scott, a mile from Fort Bridger, then part of the Utah Territory, ordered Captain Randolph B. 6,216 more words

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The Origins of Fortress Washington

Emerging Civil War welcomes guest author Steve T. Phan

By 1865, Washington D.C. was surrounded. On the high hills, long ridges, and flat plateaus that encircled the capital of the United States was an elaborate system of fortifications. 1,118 more words


Five Shadows: a story of dread, murder, cannibalism and a hero-child

Linguist Leo Frachtenberg came to Oregon just over a century ago, and worked with speakers of Hanis (Jim Buchanan, Frank Drew, Tom Hollis), Lower Umpqua/Siuslaw (Louisa and William Smith) and Alsea (William Smith). 1,024 more words


No doubt some bureaucrats are trying to bring Trump down. Why would that surprise you?

There’s speculation that a conspiracy exists in the U.S. intelligence agencies — more commonly called the Deep State — that is undermining the government of President Donald Trump. 721 more words

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The Preparedness of the Union and Confederacy

At the outset of the Civil War, the discrepancies between the Union and Confederate armies were evident. Despite their differences in background and appearance, both sides were poised to not only revolutionize the American method of warfare but also to change life for civilians throughout the country. 1,177 more words

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