One aspect of history that doesn't get nearly enough attention as it should is the music of the past. People in all eras were surrounded [...]
This amazing painting depicts a real-life disaster that occurred off the coast of New Zealand in 1863.
‘The Flag that Has Given Protection to Persecuted Countrymen’: An Irishman’s Service to Union & Parents
This is my first reblog from the Irish in the American Civil War blog, which is a very interesting exploration of one of the important [...]
"Gettysburg" is a good movie, but let us not delude ourselves into thinking that war is really like this.
Can a group of enterprising men escape from an escape-proof island in Boston Harbor? Fill your glasses!
This is pretty cool! I did not know that another chair specifically associated with Lincoln still existed other than the (very grisly) one at the [...]
I don't do a lot of hard-core battle history on my blog, but I did like this article on the Crossroads history site about the [...]
This is related to last night's post about the New York City Draft Riots, which began 150 years ago yesterday. It started right here, at [...]
Today is the 150th anniversary of a rather ugly event in American history: the New York City draft riots. On July 13, 1863, federal officials [...]
Today is the 150th anniversary of the third day of the Battle of Gettysburg, the climactic battle of the Civil War. The third full day [...]