I’ve had this draft about the organizational differences between the Army of the Potomac and Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, … Continue reading When Blog Posts Expand
[This is a repost of an article originally posted to Medium.com that I downloaded and deleted from that website when … Continue reading Yes, The Civil War Was About Slavery
This being the anniversary of Fort Sumter, I thought it useful to blog a bit about a topic near to … Continue reading Why Civil War Battles Were Fought That Way
I just finished a reread of Conrad’s novella. As with all retreads, it went faster than with the first time. … Continue reading The Sword Inspiration Pieces: Heart of Darkness
Amanda at Mad Genius Club: One might argue that Grant’s simple faith in success, not only saved his career, it … Continue reading Grant the Relentless Invoked as a Model for Authors
150 years ago, today, my great-great-great-grand-uncle, Dallas Patrick, a private in 11th Pennsylvania Reserve Infantry
(40th Volunteers), was taking part in the largest land battle ever to take place on the North American continent. I’ve been to Gettysburg on several occasions, and some part of me would kind of like to be there to see the re-enactment of Pickett’s Charge. But another part of me is just fine with sitting here and breaking down some of the mythic detritus that has gathered around this scar of history. To wit:
Daley Gator and I have a long exchange in the comments of his blog about the origins of the Civil … Continue reading I Get Into Arguments About the Civil War and Gun Control.