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The Burning of the White House and the Star Spangled Banner

Originally posted on War and Security:
On 2 June 1814, 2,500 men from Wellington’s army under the command of Major General Robert Ross, like many of his men a Peninsular War veteran, left Bordeaux, arriving at Bermuda on 25 July. Another battalion of 900 men was then added to Ross’s force. Ross’s force and its…

Lundy’s Lane and the Niagara Front in 1814

Originally posted on War and Security:
Major General Jacob Brown, commanding the US Left Division, failed to follow up the US victory at Chippawa on 5 July The Niagara Front Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Map_of_the_Niagara_Frontier,_1869.jpg 1812. He allowed the defeated British, commanded by Major General Phineas Riall, to retreat to Fort George near the mouth of the River…

Beyond Redemption? Part 2 Nuremberg

Originally posted on Church, State, Faith and Culture:
I recently finished author Tim Townsend’s Mission at Nuremberg-An American Army Chaplain and the Trial of the Nazis. During the reading of the book a flood of Scripture came to my mind in the different sections of the book. Some were the Scriptures quoted in the book…

Beyond Redemption? Part 1

Originally posted on Church, State, Faith and Culture:
This is part one of a series derived from my reading of Mission at Nuremberg, An American Army Chaplain and the Trial of the Nazis by Tim Townsend.  For those with an interest in theology and history I cannot recommend this book enough. To say that it is…

Australian searchers may have located long-lost submarine

Originally posted on The Cotton Boll Conspiracy:
The latest effort to locate the Australian submarine HMAS AE1, lost 100 years ago this month, have proved tantalizing but inconclusive so far. Earlier this month an Australian navy vessel searching for the submarine, which went missing Sept. 14, 1914, with 35 men on board, reported “a contact…

Why Americans Should Thank King George I

Originally posted on Church, State, Faith and Culture:
There is an interesting article at Townhall.com by Michael Barone titled, Three Hundred Years Later Americans Owe a Debt to King George I. To most Americans George I would be even more obscure than George III who was King of England during the War for Independence. Yet…

The Great Martian War

Originally posted on Church, State, Faith and Culture:
The other day I was flipping channels and stumbled on BBC-America. The title of the program on next immediately grabbed my attention-The Great Martian War. I still remember as a kid watching the 1953 movie, War of the Worlds with my dad and my dad explaining to…

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