A Study of Initiative: Prairie Grove December 7, 1862

As you may have guessed, I excelled somewhat in the formal professional military history classes while in the Army.  Often in my zeal to impress, I’d pick obscure (to the audience) battles to reference when asked for examples.  Visiting Prairie Grove last week, I had flash backs to a paper written about initiative as aContinue reading “A Study of Initiative: Prairie Grove December 7, 1862”

Battle Ranges: Columbus-Belmont

On the ride home, we stopped off at Columbus-Belmont State Park in Columbus, Kentucky. The park is a great example of moderating recreational use at a historic site.  Erosion has cut through much of the extensive fortifications that lined the bluffs there in 1861.  However, interpretation aids the visitor, explaining the significance of the ConfederateContinue reading “Battle Ranges: Columbus-Belmont”

Late Summer Vacation

Not a lot of recent posts, as we’ve been on the road a bit and enjoying time at the family “homestead” in Missouri.  The Aide-de-Camp and I made our last road-trip of the summer.  Sure, we’ll make a few more through the fall, but those will be weekenders, due to school schedules. We started ourContinue reading “Late Summer Vacation”