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“Favoriting” people in history… responsibly

June 2, 2013 by

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Recalling that David Hunter Strother’s memoirs picked-up again (the last entry, just before that, was May 19, 1863) around June 1, 1863, or so, I started this morning (somewhat of a “Sesqui moment”) by flipping to a page in A Virginia Yankee in the Civil War. After campaigning in the deep South, Strother had returned […]

Three generations of Conrads from Winchester

July 16, 2011 by

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As those who read this blog know, I have a couple of interests other than the American Civil War, and, occasionally, wires cross… not for the worse, but usually resulting in something interesting. Take for example, my interests in the 116th Infantry from the Shenandoah Valley in the First World War. One of the men […]

Is the First World War small in importance in the U.S.?

June 15, 2011 by

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I’ve still got that post coming about the Jessie Scout, but, I’ve been thinking… Is the First World War one of the least examined wars in the history of the United States? If so, why do you think so? If not, why? Maybe you should read this Memorial Day write-up (from 2008) by UVa Prof. […]

Tangents… and looking for “intersections”, part 1

June 12, 2011 by

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This past week, I’ve found myself distracted from the standard Sesqui followings. Maybe it’s because I just haven’t felt like there’s much to say, regarding what happened at this time (almost mid-June), 150 years ago. Not to say that there wasn’t a lot going on at that time… Anyway, as I am one to go […]