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Mormon Battalion

The Mormon Battalion is a term used to describe a unit of the United States Army comprised of men who were members of the Church of the Latter-Day Saints.   751 more words

New Mexico

Grant Vs. Lee

The Civil War was a major turning point in American History. Fought between two sides who had previously been only one, the war resulted in more deaths than that of all of America’s other combat activity combined. 443 more words


Training Ground...

Today in History, May 11: 1846 – President James K. Polk asks for and is given a declaration of war against Mexico, beginning the Mexican-American War. 130 more words

Presidential Trivia – Ulysses S. Grant

Think you know a lot about the President of the United States?  Let us dig down into the dustbin of history and see what we can find. 619 more words


A Public Fight for Private and Political Rights

Nancy Isenberg’s Sex and Citizenship in Antebellum America (1998) ultimately provides a unique, but crucial, examination of the early women’s rights movement. Isenberg shifts her focus from Seneca Falls and the movements for suffrage and antislavery to a wider examination of other crucial rights that women in the antebellum period related to issues of citizenship. 788 more words


Chapultepec Park

Chapultepec Park, or Bosque de Chapultepec, is Mexico City’s immense city park. Covering over 1,600 acres west of the city center, the park is split into three sections and is home to several large attractions, most notably the Museo Nacional de Antropología. 690 more words

North America

5 Things You Should Know About California's 19th Century Maritime History

California is my home state. (Ironic, that I study the history of Virginia for Civil War studies, eh?) California played a significant role in 19th Century American Maritime History. 787 more words

19th Century American Maritime