Refreshing furlough… Now a return to work

No posts for the last week of July.  Instead of “on the road” posts as offered during vacations in the past, I opted to just let the grass grow here on the blog.  During our trip, we added a number of Civil War related sites into our itinerary. Several stops in Tennessee, including a lengthyContinue reading “Refreshing furlough… Now a return to work”

150th Anniversary of the Sultana Disaster

I mentioned this on Facebook yesterday, but thought it better to also put out word via a blog post.  This upcoming weekend, the town of Marion, Arkansas will host observances of the 150th anniversary of the Sultana disaster.  Details of the events are posted on the official Sultana 150th website, along with a full scheduleContinue reading “150th Anniversary of the Sultana Disaster”

December 3, 1864: A journey of 1,434 miles comes to an end, closing Price’s Campaign

The last three entries in the itinerary of Major-General Sterling Price’s Campaign read: December 1 (Camp No. 85). – Clark’s command on the march. Thompson to move tomorrow; eighteen miles. December 2 (Camp No. 86). – At Laynesport. Crossed river; nineteen miles. December 3. – Clark arrived and sent courier to Washington. Whole distance marched,Continue reading “December 3, 1864: A journey of 1,434 miles comes to an end, closing Price’s Campaign”