150 Years Ago: Lincoln Captures Norfolk

At about 7 A.M. one hundred and fifty years ago today, on May 10, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln personally directed a landing of Federal troops on the beaches outside Norfolk, Virginia. As a close personal friend of mine would say, “He took charge as a good leader should; kept the morons from interfearing; and droveContinue reading “150 Years Ago: Lincoln Captures Norfolk”

Battle of the Ironclads: “What if” Rodman’s guns were used?

Today being the 150th anniversary of the clash between the USS Monitor and CSS Virginia, posts and articles about the battle are all over the internet. The Civil War Navy Sesquicentennial is in full “ironclad” mode with several posts relating to the battle, including theĀ “big buzz” about the facial reconstruction from the remains recovered fromContinue reading “Battle of the Ironclads: “What if” Rodman’s guns were used?”

New Marker for Fort Monroe

From the website of the Hampton Roads NBC affiliate: Historical highway markers approved Five markers approved to include one in Hampton HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) – Five new historical highway markers, including one in Hampton at Fort Monroe, were approved recently by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. One of the new markers commemorates the decisionContinue reading “New Marker for Fort Monroe”