26 02 2014

1911 Peace Jubilee

25 02 2014

1936 Reenactment

21 02 2014

Presenting in Ohio Next Month

20 02 2014

Just a reminder that I’ll be making a presentation to the Central Ohio Civil War Roundtable on March 12. Here’s a summary:

Irvin McDowell’s Plan and Other Bull Run Misconceptions. This program will explore what the presenter feels are popular misconceptions surrounding the First Bull Run campaign, with primary focus on the Union army commander’s intentions up to the early hours of July 21, 1861. We will discuss how we have come to know the story of Bull Run as we know it, various primary sources and secondary accounts of the campaign, treatments by historians and institutions, the general interest (or lack thereof) of Civil War enthusiasts in the details of the campaign, and other related – or even unrelated – topics. As always, the audience will likely play no small role in the content of the program as it progresses.

I’m looking forward to this. It will be the first time I talk about my thoughts on what McDowell really intended when he set out from Washington for Manassas. It’s not what you think. Just gotta figure out how to set it down on paper and slides. You see, this is a very complicated case. You know, a lotta ins, a lotta outs, a lotta what-have-yous. And, uh, a lotta strands to keep in my head, man. Oh man, my thinking about this case has become very uptight. Let’s just hope I can get things straight by then.

Check out the details at the COCWRT website.

Sledding Near Stone House

19 02 2014

Stone House Inn

18 02 2014

What About Them? Don’t They Count?

17 02 2014

Sudley Road-Warrenton Pike Intersection

14 02 2014

For Bibliophiles

12 02 2014

Henry Hill Battle Monument

11 02 2014

For more on the monument, see here.

For a photo of one of the “decorative,” disarmed shells, see here, at the bottom of the page.


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