Monthly Archives: September 2015

Empty Arms: A New Sesquicentennial Image (Guest Post)

I’m pleased to share a guest blog post I wrote for Emerging Civil War blog. This blog post introduces an aspect of the Civil War’s end which has been almost forgotten in the triumphant and reunion images. Just follow this … Continue reading

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General Buford’s Gettysburg: Such A Time As This

“No, we’re not spies,” the commander said. “I am General John Buford. These are my staff officers. We have a division of Union cavalry coming behind us on the road.” ~Excerpt from Blue, Gray & Crimson On June 30, 1863, … Continue reading

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6 Historic Sites Near Los Angeles That You Need To Visit

You know, sometimes we forget about the history in our “backyards.” I’ve spent this month sharing some history and great historical sites from my state – California. But I am always surprised at the vast amount of history (even local … Continue reading

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General Ewell’s Gettysburg: Prudence or Folly?

The debate is endless…who’s to blame for the Confederate’s loss of the Battle of Gettysburg? While Longstreet and Stuart are primary scapegoats, General Richard Ewell acquires his share of blame too. But, if this blog devolves to “blame-fest” and character … Continue reading

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My 5 Favorite Places To Learn About California’s Gold Rush

Last week I wrote about my favorite California Missions. Today, I’ll share some of my favorite places to explore in Gold Country. I’m not talking about the Golden State – I’m talking about Gold Country: where the miners searched for … Continue reading

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Howard & Hancock’s Gettysburg: Lessons in Leadership

Two Union commanders who are briefly mentioned in “Blue, Gray & Crimson” are General Oliver Howard and General Winfield Scott Hancock. They were almost the exact opposites, but their leadership styles were precisely what was needed at certain moments during the Battle … Continue reading

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