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Visualizing the Union in 1861

Slate’s history blog, the Vault, has come through again with another incredible primary source from our Civil War. You may remember a couple of weeks ago I shared a Civil War board game. For those Americans who had trouble comprehending the relationship between the federal government and the states, along with the overarching importance of […]

When Dr. Henry Ruffner gave his “bah, humbug” to German superstitions

Since it’s Halloween Eve, I figured I would fall back on an article that I read in the past year, which was written by a Shenandoah Valley author. I’ve mentioned Henry Ruffner in this blog before, mostly because of the famous “Ruffner Pamphlet” and how it pertained to slavery in antebellum Virginia. Yet, as with all […]

This Season’s New Paine Claim

Last month, on 24 September, someone signed in to Wikipedia as “Jkfkauia” in order to revise the Thomas Paine entry. He or she explained the editing this way:(I am correcting a widely repeated piece of insulting misinformation about Thomas Paine. Show More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 10/29/14

Yesterday in the Classical Blogo-twittersphere … Bleckmann, Stickler (ed.), Griechische Profanhistoriker des fünften nachchristlichen Jahrhunderts.BMCR : 2014.10.52 http://t.co/Yjv2TTKI2M — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) OctoberShow More Summary

It’s About the History

Jimmy Price takes issue with my last post, which features a video of three Liberty University history professors discussing the causes and legacies of the Civil War. My brief comments focus on the content of the video and do not in any way attempt to explain their views by criticizing their religious and/or political views. […]

50,000 artifacts found in tunnel under Teotihuacan temple

When last we saw the tunnel underneath the Temple of the Feathered Serpent in Teotihuacan, the remote vehicle Tláloc II-TC had forged 65 feet ahead of the point where humans could tread and identified the presence of three chambers with its infrared camera and laser scanner. Wednesday Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) [...]

This Day in African History ? Egypt Declared a...

From an ancient African civilization which developed writing and agriculture, Egypt underwent several periods of foreign domination: starting with Alexander the

A New Memorial Proposed for D.C.

In 1980, Lena Santos Ferguson applied for membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution. She traced her ancestry to Jonah Gay, who in 1775 was on the committee of correspondence for Meduncook, Maine, later called Friendship....Show More Summary

Brian Willson: Preserving History through Fonts

In a post earlier this month about the Teschen Table, I waxed lyrical about the gorgeous handwriting of Carl Gottfried Nestler, the Dresden engraver Johann-Christian Neuber commissioned to write the booklet that identified every mineral inlaid in the table top. “Someone needs to make a Nestler font,” said I, “because that handwriting deserves to be [...]

President to award medal to Civil War soldier on Nov. 6

A date for the long awaited ceremony to present the Medal of Honor posthumously to Union Army 1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing was announced by the Department of Defense on Monday. On Nov. 6, President Obama will present the medal to two of Cushing’s cousins, Frederic Cushing Stevens III and Frederick Stevens Sater, at the White House. Read full article >>

150th anniversary of Cedar Creek battle this weekend

Organizers of the annual re-enactment of the Battle of Cedar Creek in Middletown, Va. are promising the biggest and best four-day event — Oct. 17 to 20 — in honor of the 150 th anniversary of one of the oddest battles of the war. There were two battles on the same property on Oct. Show More Summary

Possibly a New Feature ~ repiTitiationes

I was thinking it might be useful to post a summary of my Titiationes from time to time … much is done in Twitter now that I used to post here … The equipment of the Roman soldier/marine found on the beach at Herculaneum – sadly not generally on display pic.twitter.com/pYmb2kw2Uh — Adrian Murdoch (@adrianmurdoch) […]

Letters from Gen. Phillips to Gen. Heath Up for Bid

After my mention of the Convention Army yesterday, Boston 1775 reader Christopher Hurley alerted me to the auction on 1 November in Marlborough of six letters related to those prisoners of war.The Skinner auction house describes theShow More Summary

What Passes For Civil War History at Liberty University

Three history professors from Liberty University in Virginia share their thoughts about the causes and legacies of our civil war. According to the department chair the Civil War is best understood as a “civilizational conflict” or “culture war.” Professor Jones acknowledges the centrality of slavery as a cause of the war and highlights its destruction,  […]

Mohawk As The Short Hairstyles For Teenage Guys

Having great style of the short hairstyle for teenage guys will be great thing for the boys. The great hairstyle will increase their confidence to flow their days. Moreover, by the great hairstyle, the boys will have attractive appearance that can make their friends interest with them. Show More Summary

Last chance to see Royal Armoury arms in America

For the past decade, the Frazier History Museum in Louisville, Kentucky, has had the unique distinction of being the only place outside of the UK to have a permanent exhibition of weapons and armour from Britain’s Royal Armouries. In fact, it was the first time any British national museum entered into a long-term collaboration with [...]

“Red Horse Tavern” Reenactment in Sudbury, 1 Nov.

On Saturday, 1 November, Longfellow’s Wayside Inn in Sudbury will host the annual “Battle of the Red Horse Tavern” reenactment. This event isn’t designed to recreate any specific fight in the Revolutionary War. Rather, it offers a chance...Show More Summary

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