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The 54th Massachusetts and the Assault on Battery Wagner

The 54th Massachusetts and the Assault on Battery Wagner

Today in American Civil War History the 54th Regiment of  Massachusetts Infantry, a regiment of free blacks assaulted Battery Wagner. Battery Wagner was situated on a small island that guarded the approaches from the sea-side of Charleston SC. The regiment was the lead regiment in Strong’s Brigade and thus would take the bulk of the […]

Vintage War Comics

Vintage War Comics

I’m not really a comic collector but when I see one from my youth and it’s not above $5.00 at a rummage sale or second-hand shop I’ll consider purchasing. Such was the case with these three pictured below. Two were published by Marvel Comics Group in the early 70s but they represent the type of thing […]

Let Them Be

Let Them Be

With Malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds. Abraham Lincoln I made a decision sometime ago to separate my interests in history from my interests […]

If Wishes Came True

If Wishes Came True

Below is one of my recent World War One era postcards finds: The card is post marked from Rockford, IL and dated November 20, 1917. World War One would have one more year to go before the brutal fighting would be over. The US declared war on Germany in April of 1917 and was well on […]

World War One Postcards

World War One Postcards

A recent trip to the antique store produced three World War One era postcards. It is rare for me to find European postcards with World War One subjects but in this case I found three! The first one features a German Dragoon in full dress uniform. His unit is Dragoon Regiment “Prinz Carl” according to the […]

Some Thoughts on the Movie Fury

Some Thoughts on the Movie Fury

Okay, so I like tanks. I used to build model kits of them but was never all that good at it compared to my friends. I got more glue on my fingers than I did on the model. Sigh. I may try again. Who knows? Maybe age will have improved my skills. So, what initially […]

Killing Patton_Book Review

Killing Patton_Book Review

Killing Patton-The Strange Death of World War IIs Most Audacious General, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. Henry Holt and Company, Copyright 2014. 350 pages I would consider myself an occasional viewer of Bill O’Reilly on Fox. I can’t make up my mind as to whether I like him or not. I usually agree with his […]

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