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The situation with the USS Olympia gets my goat!

September 7, 2010 by


It’s a crying shame that our nation might be losing one of its greatest national treasures, but… that’s the way things keep looking. Some may recall a little while ago that Craig gave us a virtual tour of the Olympia, having also mentioned her a little before. Then too, I see that Dimitri mentioned it […]

An interesting passage from Foster’s Ghosts of the Confederacy

August 24, 2010 by


“‘It would have pleased you to know and have heard the wild rebel yell echoing from the ancient walls of Manila, the son of a Virginia Confederate informed former Confederate general E.P. Alexander after the war [Spanish-American War]. ‘We of the younger generation owe you of ’61 a debt of gratitude and admiration for the […]

Imagined “memory” vs. Realized/actual memory

August 18, 2010 by


Somewhere in my diminished amount of free time lately, I’ve spent some time investigating the realized/actual memory of Southerners at the time of WW1 and even during the Spanish-American War, and all I can say at this point is that it baffles me when it comes to some, today, who suggest that their comments/”position” are/is […]