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2015 Civil War Institute Tour of Petersburg

On Monday, June 22 I was part of Wil Greene’s tour of sites related to the Petersburg Campaign. He calls it a campaign and not a siege, because the Federals didn’t dig any regular approaches, except for a 6-day period, and because the confederates were never surrounded. 2,152 more words


Ming vs. Qing

This is a short excerpt from a report by a Ming commander in 1646. Lynn A. Struve, Voices from the Ming-Qing Cataclysm, page 139:

“When our troops are beaten, it is because they covet the enemy’s horses; instead of hacking at the horses to bring the riders down, they hack at the , who shoot them with short arrows that are deadly within thirty paces. 93 more words


The Battle of the Somme - a brief outline

Within the collective British and Commonwealth psyche, no battle epitomises the futility of war as much as the Battle of the Somme. Almost 20,000 men were killed on the first day, 1 July 1916, alone. 695 more words

World War One


Fighting tooth n nail
for every inched gain
unending conflicted self
new meanings in old concepts

Fighting with all might
to define what is right…

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Insane In The...

And for anyone around my age (ahem…late 30’s) you now have Cypress Hill stuck in your head.  You’re welcome.

Sorry I’ve been MIA.

I’ve actually been busy cleaning things out and selling them in my spare time.  792 more words


Agatha Christie V Jane Austen

A battle of literary heavy weights both masters of their arts and enduring fixtures of pop culture.

But the real question….

…who wins a sword fight to the death! 537 more words