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GEORGE GORDON MEADE AND THE GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN

GEORGE GORDON MEADE AND THE GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN

George Gordon Meade: What do we really know about him? He was the commander of the Army of the Potomac and the victor of Gettysburg. But, to most people, he was also the general who "allowed" Robert E. Lee's army to escape across the Potomac River after Gettysburg; he was ... Read More »

Richard G. Williams, Jr. over at the “Old Virginia Blog” had this to say recently about Daniel Boone and the Opening of the American West:

Richard G. Williams, Jr. over at the “Old Virginia Blog” had this to say recently about Daniel Boone and the Opening of the American West:

Historian Kent Masterson Brown’s film company, Witnessing History, has produced some fascinating and award winning documentaries. I've watched, learned from and enjoyed several of them. I promised Kent a review of his company’s documentary of Daniel Boone earlier this year. Unfortunately procrastination, along with other commitments, kept getting in the ... Read More »

SANTA CLAUS AND THE CIVIL WAR

SANTA CLAUS AND THE CIVIL WAR

Americans celebrated Christmas on the eve of the Civil War much like we do today. There were Christmas cards, caroling, festive parties and dances. “Egnogging” was one of the favorite traditions, supplanting wassailing of colonial times. Santa Claus was also a major part of Christmas. New York clergyman Clement Clarke ... Read More »

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