From April through September, 1863, while other men in blue fought and bled near Vicksburg, Mississippi, central Tennessee, and at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the soldiers of the 48 th were spared active campaigning and witnessed no major...Show More Summary
It's fierce. This storm has claws. And fangs.
In the next three weeks I’ll give two talks in two different cities about two different powder horns from the siege of Boston.On Friday, 31 May, I’ll speak at Anderson House, the museum of the Society of the Cincinnati, in Washington, D.C. Show More Summary
The New York Public Library and the state of Pennsylvania announced Wednesday that they will both exhibit the library’s rarely-seen original copy of the Bill of Rights over the next six years. Beginning in the fall of 2014, the 225th anniversary of the drafting of the Bill of Rights, the document will spend equal time [...]
The measure of a historical video production requires various features. In my opinion, two of the most important are effective storytelling and accurate (at least better than that which we sometimes find in historic-based movies) history. As part of the PBS Voices series, Rebel… the tale of Loreta Velazquez, who authored (?) The Woman in […]
Today was a down day to catch up on things after my travel to Cyprus. Surprisingly, jet lag has not been a problem. I was able to catch up on some research work and some departmental work, so it was … Continue reading ?
In June, the biennial Cardiff Singer of the World Competition will take place. This prestigious, international contest will see some of the finest voices, on the brink of global careers, converge upon Cardiff to compete for the title of Cardiff Singer of the World 2013.
Here are a couple of eighteenth-century archeology stories from the past month. The Associated Press reported on a dig in Georgia that located Carr’s Fort, site of a skirmish in February 1779. The article explains:Robert Carr was a cattle...Show More Summary
Commissioned in 1895, USS Indiana (BB-1) (right) was the US Navy's first modern battleship. The lead ship of its class, Indiana saw service with the North Atlantic Squadron and was at Key West when the Spanish-American War began. Part of RAdm. Show More Summary
An international team of researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology have identified the strain of Phytophthora infestans that caused the Irish Potato Famine of 1845-1852. In the thick of blight, botanists classified it as a mildew-causing fungus of the Botryotinia genus. In the 20th century it was reclassified as Phytophthora but was [...]
The U.S. Postal Service will unveil the two Civil War commemorative stamps for 2013 tomorrow at Gettysburg and Vicksburg, the battlefields pictured on the new Forever stamp. In Gettysburg, the official introduction of the stamp will take place tomorrow at 11 a.m. Show More Summary
Glad to see that so many of you found this morning’s post to be of interest. There is so much to unpack in the Caffey book regarding the presence of camp servants with the Army of Northern Virginia. This passage is of particular interest to me. Did you ever remark our servants on a march? [...]
I hate to disappoint Richard Rothaus, but it was an uneventful trip to Cyprus this year, compared to other flights I have had. I have had some……unusual luck in flying ? Let's see – I was rerouted due to a … Continue reading ?
On Sunday, 26 May, the Newport Historical Society will host “A Spectacle of Music” at the Colony House in Washington Square. This is a series of varied concerts: 1:00 – The Ministers of Apollo present the Orange County Militia Drum and...Show More Summary
Included in Allen Guelzo’s new book, Gettysburg: The Last Invasion, is a brief examination of the size of both armies. In looking at the Army of Northern Virginia Guelzo includes a few sources that estimate the number of slaves, who performed various roles as personal servants and impressed workers. One particular account by English-born Confederate [...]
Donald Wilber – Spy/Archaeologist via Antiochepedia
Asleep via Laudator Temporis Acti
Prometheus the Creation of Man and the History of Enlightenment via: Classical Wisdom Weekly.
Exploring the Limes Germanicus… images from Rome’s Germanic Frontier part one via FOLLOWING HADRIAN.