prescription medication information

Posts tagged "gettysburg"

Five Mishaps At The Battle Of Gettysburg

[ReviewAZON name=”civilwar” id=”102″ display=”inlinepost” asin=”0312869495″ trackingid=”mywebsource1-20″ country=”us” width=”200px” float=”left” imagetop=”10px”]

From July 1-3, 1863, the battle of Gettysburg waged in southern Pa. The battle was the bloodiest of the Civil War with over 26,000 casualties and many scholars feel that this was the turning point of the entire conflict. A combination of strange events occurred before and after the battle that often don’t make it into your school books. This is the type of history that I find the most interesting. Here are five things you might not have known about the Battle of Gettysburg.

Read more…

Be the first to comment - What do you think?
Posted by Jimm - July 3, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Categories: History   Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

5 Heroes Who Were Never Wounded

[ReviewAZON name=”heroes” id=”61″ display=”inlinepost” asin=”0761395482″ trackingid=”mywebsource1-20″ country=”us” width=”200px” float=”left” imagetop=”10px”]Are tere heroes who were never wounded? Sometimes movies make us believe that the hero lives a dangerous life where there are shoot-outs every five minutes.  Most often, there was a lot of downtime in between gun battles. Even still, there were still bullets flying at the people on this list and they could have been killed at anytime in their violent careers, but somehow they escaped injury.  That’s an amazing thing, if you think about it, and someone must have been looking out for them when the gunfire started.  Each of these men lived a remarkable life and were heroes who were never wounded in their lives.  Here are their stories… Read more…

Be the first to comment - What do you think?
Posted by Jimm - February 19, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Categories: History   Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Alternate Realities: What If Pickett’s Charge Had Succeeded?

Have you ever wondered what would have happened if one point in history was changed?  It's those defining points in the world that make all of the difference.  Take, for instance, Pickett's Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg.  It was a total disaster for the South.  Nine infantry divisions, led by Major General George Pickett, Brigadier General J. Johnston Pettigrew, and Major General Isaac R. Trimble, were ordered to take the Union Army after making an assault of nearly a mile of open ground.  As you can imagine, the result was a total failure and the South never truly recovered - psychologically - from their defeat.  Of the 12,500 men that made the charge, over 50% became casualties.  But what if things were different?  What if they actually had succeeded in their goal and crushed the Army of the Potomac?  Things might have been different...


Be the first to comment - What do you think?
Posted by Jimm - July 21, 2011 at 11:43 am

Categories: History, What Ifs   Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Best Civil War Films On Memorial Day

myFiveBest Civil War MoviesThe American Civil War (1861-1865) was a dark time in our history.  The Union army versus the Confederate army – all Americans – struggling in mortal combat with one another over the issue of slavery and each others way of life.  While the war didn’t happen in our lifetime, its final outcome still affects our lives today.  As a way of remembrance, we have books and Civil War films to tell the tale of what happened.  The movies, which this list is comprised of, may not be wholly true, but they do give you a sense of what was going on at the time.  Many movies have been made on the Civil War, but these movies make up my favorite list of the War Between The States. Read more…

Be the first to comment - What do you think?
Posted by Jimm - May 30, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Categories: Entertainment, History   Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Odd Medical Facts About The Civil War

Civil War MedicineIt has been one hundred and fifty years since the American Civil War (1861-1865) began.  Over 500,000 Americans died during the conflict between the Union and the Confederates.  In the end, slavery had ended in America, a President had been killed, and medicine finally emerged from the Dark Ages.  Medicine during the Civil War was, at best, sub-standard, at worst, magical superstition.  People believed some of the strangest things when it came to healing others. Here are five oddities that happened during the Civil War. Read more…

Be the first to comment - What do you think?
Posted by Jimm - April 15, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Categories: History   Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Alternate Reality: What If The South Had Won The Civil War?

confederateThis is the first of a series of articles I am writing on Alternate Realities for myFiveBest.  What do you think would have happened in a world where the Confederate States of America (CSA) had defeated the Union Army?  Would the world be much different today or do you think things would be pretty much the same? Here are five ideas that might have occurred had the southern states been victorious over the North during the Civil War: Read more…

Be the first to comment - What do you think?
Posted by Jimm Fowler - January 10, 2010 at 3:53 am

Categories: History   Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Next Page »