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The Cumberland Clerk of Clark Field

Originally posted on The American Warrior:
Confession: Part of the perils of conducting archival research far from home is that I get easily distracted. I’ll be plowing through piles of government documents looking for nuggets relevant to my next book, then I’ll stumble across an insanely cool story that I can’t help but to track…

The Battle of Jutland 31 May – 2 June 1916

Originally posted on War and Security:
Introduction On 25 April 1916, whilst returning from the Lowestoft Raid, Admiral Reinhard Scheer, Commander-in-Chief of the German High Seas Fleet (HSF), learnt that U-boats were to conduct commerce warfare in line with prize law regulations until further notice. This decision was made after the USA threatened to cut…

Who was Lincoln’s Lion?

Originally posted on The Casemate Blog:
? La Salle native and 1965 graduate of La Salle-Peru Township High School, James Huffstodt of Tallahassee, Fla., is the author of a recently released biography of one of Illinois’s most heroic Civil War generals who was also a personal protégé of President Abraham Lincoln. “Lincoln’s Bold Lion: The…

Gallipoli and the Battle of Lone Pine (Australians at War) Revisited.

Gallipoli and the Battle of Lone Pine (Australians at War) Revisited.

Originally posted on If It Happened Yesterday, It's History:
The Cemetery of Lone Pine on the Gallipoli peninsula, Turkey. On the 28th of June 1914, the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne saw the Balkans yet again erupt into bloody battle. (Only recent had the second Balkans War concluded in…

The Battle of Waterloo 18 June 1815

Originally posted on War and Security:
Napoleon defeated Prince Gerbhard von Blücher’s Prussian army at Ligny on 16 June 1815, forcing it to retreat to Wavre. The battle of Quatre Bras between the French and the Duke of Wellington’s Allied army on the same day was a draw. Napoleon intended to outflank them the next…

D-Day

Originally posted on Pacific Paratrooper:
D-Day from Dixon Announcement (By The Associated Press) A dramatic 10-second interval preceded the official announcement today that the invasion had begun. Over a trans-Atlantic radio-telephone hookup direct from supreme headquarters, allied expeditionary force, to all major press services, and broadcasting networks in the United States came the voice of…

Amateur historian uncovers additonal 3,000 Civil War dead

Originally posted on The Cotton Boll Conspiracy:
Historians in recent years have revised the number of dead connected to the American Civil War significantly upward, from 620,000 to as many as 850,000. That increase is based in part on the work of J. David Hacker of Binghamton University SUNY, who used demographic methods and sophisticated…