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Reverse the Circumstances

April 24, 2011 by

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I’m not much into alternative history, because there may be an infinite number of forks in the road, but this is entertaining… and a take on things, from April 1861… (it appeared in the April 23, 1861 edition of the Staunton Spectator). Reverse the Circumstances. If there were any reason left amongst the people of […]

The hunt for an ordnance sergeant named Burt

January 26, 2011 by

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A few days ago, I asked Craig Swain about the story behind the ordnance sergeant who was present at the seizing of Ft. Pulaski. Incidentally, you may recall, Ft. Pulaski was also a subject of interest in my =>most recent post. Anyway, Craig included the name of the ordnance sergeant in his post, but was […]

A family’s historical memory… of a Hessian ancestor

August 31, 2008 by

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Other than posting about Civil War Memory and Digital History, I don’t often post about another period of American history that interests me a great deal… the colonial era through the American Revolution. However, in keeping in touch with the base theme of Civil War memory of this blog, it seems appropriate enough to make […]

Back from two weeks in New England

August 17, 2008 by

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Just getting back from a two week run through New England (with lengthy stops in the Boston area, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and the area around Saratoga, NY). Had a great time… and a few chances here and there to think about the memory of the American Revolution in comparison to memory of the Civil […]