The nuts-and-bolts history when studying the nuts-and-bolts OF history

This last weekend, we took the aide-de-camp to World War II Weekend at the Eisenhower Farm, Gettysburg.  As one might expect for a boy his age, the attraction was the soldier stuff on display. And a number of the displays were “hands on.”  At one of those tents, we stopped to examine some World WarContinue reading “The nuts-and-bolts history when studying the nuts-and-bolts OF history”

Sesquicentennial Observation: The last great surge for Civil War battlefield preservation… why?

During the last four years, as I “walked and talked” the Civil War sesquicentennial, there were many observations which I rolled about at the pace of my footsteps.  A post-sesquicentennial objective of mine is to fill some of those out and share here as blog posts.  One of those is already up.  Today I’ll continueContinue reading “Sesquicentennial Observation: The last great surge for Civil War battlefield preservation… why?”

Lone Jack: A Trans-Mississippi Sesquicentennial Event

While we “easterners” are focused on Manassas, and being drawn towards events in Maryland, as summer draws to a close, out in the far west folks are observing other, perhaps lesser known, Civil War events. While “doing my rounds” on the internet feeds, I stumbled across a page detailing a commemoration of the Battle ofContinue reading “Lone Jack: A Trans-Mississippi Sesquicentennial Event”