Monthly Archives: August 2016

1861: “Get Through The Day With The Least Tedium Possible”

August 11, 1861 I crawl out about sunrise from between my two blankets, put on my shoes, walk out of my tent, hunt a basin, & wash my face, comb my hair & my toilette for the day is complete. … Continue reading

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Photographs: More Than 1,000 Words

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Perhaps it’s a little cliché, but it is true. These last few weeks I’ve introduced some of my favorite primary sources from the European Theater of World War II. Today, I’d … Continue reading

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1861: “We Could See The Enemy Plainly”

August 10, 1861 The fighting was desperate for about half an hour; when a sort of lull took place as if by mutual consent, to draw breath and let the smoke clear away. When the smoke cleared away a little … Continue reading

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Heinz Knoke: The “Other” Side of the Sky Battlefields

Sometimes it’s good to read “the other side of the story.” Remember, history is (usually) written by the victors, and sometimes the losing side is portrayed with more villainy than perhaps they deserve. I wasn’t sure what I would find … Continue reading

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1861: “I Could Become Dictator…”

July 27 / 61 Washington D.C. Saturday I have been assigned to the command of a Division – composed of Depts of N.E. Va (that under McDowell) & that of Washington (now under Mansfield) – neight of them like it … Continue reading

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Corrie Ten Boom: Living Her Faith

It’s not often that there’s a history book people can’t put down, but every person I’ve talked to who’s read this book has had the same positive response. Even folks who think they “don’t like history” devour the pages of … Continue reading

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