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What historical period dominates the (interpretive) landscape, and which are sorely absent?

October 15, 2011 by

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As I drive nearly the entire stretch of the Shenandoah Valley (excepting the West Virginia counties of Berkeley and Jefferson), at least four days a week, I pass various sites of interests. Few, actually, are marked with any indication of their stories… though I’m aware of the stories for most of them. I suspect many […]

“Happy Birthday!”… and thanks to some of those who made it possible

July 4, 2011 by

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I find the 4th of July a time for reflection on some of my people who had a hand in it seeing it to a successful end. Two of my Moore ancestors, for example, signed the Oath of Fidelity and Support during the American Revolution, and provided the cause with, as I understand it, a […]

The Albemarle Barracks burial site

November 6, 2010 by

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For a number of months, I’ve been wanting to track down the site of Albemarle Barracks, but my travels across the Blue Ridge to Charlottesville haven’t offered an opportunity to take the time… until yesterday. There are lots of places in one particular area of “the ‘ville” that indicate the former presence of Hessians, but […]

Occupations in the afterlife: 101

October 5, 2010 by

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So… “Eb”… did ya ever think you’d get a gig as a bookend in the afterlife? On top of that, did ya ever think you’d be a bookend for books about Confederate units? “Confederate”? Errr, probably not. But seriously, I love New England headstone art. I picked this up at, of all places (I just […]

A matter of treason: is it really so hard to accept?

May 7, 2010 by

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Kevin’s post earlier this week left me thinking about several things. I think it is an excellent piece about separating our sentiments today, from the sentiments of people from the past… and the complications that historians may find in being objective. I’d like to expand on this more later, in another post, but, for now, […]

Historical errors… they aren’t just for the Civil War, ya know?

July 8, 2009 by

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It seems like I’ve been stuck lately in my thoughts of the Revolutionary War. They have appeared, now and then, in posts, but posts haven’t quite captured the amount of time I’ve spent thinking about the Rev War lately. Fact of the matter is that I consider myself a self-repressed/underlying Rev War/Colonial Era enthusiast bordering on […]

A safe and happy 4th!

July 4, 2009 by

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Here’s wishing everyone a safe and happy Independence Day! In thinking about the day this year, after a trip to Saratoga, NY last summer, I find it rather interesting to reflect on my Hessian relatives. So, a quick sidetrack from the American Civil War today… Sure, I have my fair share of ancestors who were […]