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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

The Battle of the Boat video

When writing the Jackson Speed novels, I try very hard to find interesting, unique, and often forgotten episodes from history to slip into my plots. When I was writing the first of the Jackson Speed novels, I stumbled upon the story of the Battle of the Boat, and I knew immediately it was the exact sort of disaster in which Jackson Speed should take part. 132 more words

Jackson Speed

The Irish Saint-Patrick's Battalion: Deserting the US Army Against Imperialism

A small piece of history that is usually forgotten is the role that some mostly Irish (but also other immigrants) who switched sides in the war. 89 more words

The Irascible William Lear

ECW welcomes back guest author Frank Jastrzembski

Superintendent Sylvanus Thayer stressed the importance of conduct to young cadets studying at the U.S. Military Academy during his sixteen years in this position, emphasizing that they should not only become well-versed in the art of war, but they should remember to always be obedient and act as “gentlemen.” The well-polished Thayer would have despised Major William W. 3,053 more words


March 10

1848: The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is ratified by the US Senate. The Mexican-American War was fought between April 25, 1846 and February 3, 1848. America annexed Texas in 1845, a land still considered by Mexico to be Mexican even though the 1836 Texas Revolution ended with Texas being separated from Mexico and becoming the Republic of Texas. 445 more words


"A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent" by Robert W. Merry Review

A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent

Author: Robert W. Merry

Release Date: November 2010… 1,469 more words