Category Archives: 1865 to 1918

The Slaves’ Gamble by Gene Allen Smith

The Slaves’ Gamble by Gene Allen Smith ———————————- Why would slaves fight for the United States, a nation that kept them in bondage, during the War of 1812? Why did free blacks join with the British or with the Spanish, … Continue reading

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Battles of the Civil War – Civil War Battles Graphic

Here, from the Civil War Trust, is a great graphic showing the tragic casualty toll of the civil war battle by battle along with other information: Brought to you by The Civil War Trust

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World War I Veterans

My Great-Grandpa Clarence Weygant, a World War I veteran shown here (center) with his chef whites on. He was a cook but I know he saw combat as well. I am still gathering information on him. I have learned from … Continue reading

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William Henry Harrison Dies of Pneumonia (1841)

In honor of President William Henry Harrison and the anniversary of his death. Who at the time was the oldest man (68) ever elected to the office and who unfortunately only lasted a month before succumbing to pneumonia. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Possible Civil War Soldier Tintype?

This is being offered up as a “possible” Civil War soldier on ebay!? It is a tintype, and though they were superseded by gelatin emulsion dry plates in the 1880s, I want to say this is from the 1890s as … Continue reading

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Book Arrivals

I have a bunch of books that I need to mention and hope to review several of them.  I’m starting to get books I did not ask for and cannot promise a review for those! First up, author Nate Levin … Continue reading

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Researchers unlock secrets of 1918 flu pandemic

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Researchers have found out what made the 1918 flu pandemic so deadly — a group of three genes that lets the virus invade the lungs and cause pneumonia. They mixed samples of the 1918 influenza strain with … Continue reading

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What I am Reading Update: “A Short History of the United States”

A Short History of the United States By Robert V. Remini $19.95; On Sale: 10/7/2008; Formats: E-Book | Audio | Hardcover; Available E-Book Formats: Adobe eBook Reader | Gemstar eBook | Microsoft Reader | MobiPocket | Palm Reader | Sony … Continue reading

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100 Awesome Blogs for History Junkies!

Very happy to be on this list!! 100 Awesome Blogs for History Junkies By Jessica Merritt If you’re a history junkie, you surely know by now that the Internet is a great tool for finding information. But did you know … Continue reading

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The Panic of 2008?

The current mortgage crisis and congressional buyout schemes point to the larger issue of fiscal irresponsibility on the part of big banking. I think the result is probably our own “Panic of 2008?” How many economic “panics” have been a … Continue reading

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