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Siege of Petersburg Online at

The Siege of Petersburg near Richmond, Virginia is featured in an excellent online resource called “Beyond the Crater”.   Don’t miss this detailed coverage of a series of campaigns that are sometimes overlooked in the study of Civil War strategics. … Continue reading

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The Patriot War – Part 3

Patriots Open a Second Front Along Michigan Border As noted in the last post on the Patriot War, Buffalo New York opened its arms to fleeing Canadian rebels in December 1837. Buffalo citizens pledged money and munitions to help the … Continue reading

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The Patriot War – Part 2

The Patriot War began in Upper Canada (Ontario) began on December 4, 1837, without any help from Americans (that would come later). William Lyon Mackenzie assembled 700 to 800 rebels on the outskirts of Toronto. They dithered too long before … Continue reading

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Smithsonian Snapshot – Amelia Earhart’s Transatlantic Record Airplane: A Lockheed Vega 5B. 1932.

In celebration of Women’s History Month, this week’s Snapshot highlights Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Vega 5B—the very plane she flew when she became the first woman to fly nonstop and solo across the Atlantic Ocean. On May 20 – 21, 1932, … Continue reading

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Shenandoah Civil War Battlefields could be lost to development

—————- Website of the Civil War Trust I am writing to you today to ask your support in helping to save two incredible tracts at the Cedar Creek battlefield. In all the years that we’ve been saving Civil War battlefield … Continue reading

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The Patriot War – Part 1 of a series

This year is the 175th anniversary of the start of the Patriot War, a war that most people never heard of. It is the war in which citizens of the United States, not their government, declared war on the British. … Continue reading

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The Progressive Movement in Context

The Progressive Movement was the reform movement that ran, generally, from 1890-1920, during which social reformers made up mainly of the middle class intellectuals who sought to address the issues of industrialization that were literally transforming America into an economic … Continue reading

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Hello and More History Coming Soon

Blog4History will continue with history posts from guest authors and Joe Hunkins, the new administrator for this great history blog. Joe also writes about travel and history at and You can reach him at or @JoeDuck. Please … Continue reading

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Goodbye! … and Hello!

UPDATE: Chris is no longer writing the blog4history, but Joe Hunkins will be taking over and contributing articles, especially about history. If you are a history blogger please get in touch! Thanks! Joe Hunkins @JoeDuck —————– It’s been fun, … Continue reading


President Obama’s First Ad of 2012

Looks like a winner to me!

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