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Five Mishaps At The Battle Of Gettysburg

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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.

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Posted by Jimm - July 3, 2012 at 5:38 pm

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Facts About Martin Luther King Day

[ReviewAZON name=”MLK” id=”47″ display=”inlinepost” asin=”0060646918″ trackingid=”mywebsource1-20″ country=”us” width=”200px” float=”left” imagetop=”10px”]Monday is Martin Luther King Day in the United States.  The federal holiday is in remembrance of the civil rights leader who was assassinated on April 4, 1968. One of the newest federal holidays, Martin Luther King Day is held on the third Monday in January and is often commemorated to promote racial equality amongst all Americans.  Here are five Facts About Martin Luther King Day Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - January 15, 2012 at 12:26 pm

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Five Best Generals In History Of U.S.

[ReviewAZON name=”US History” id=”10″ display=”inlinepost” asin=”0061965588″ trackingid=”mywebsource1-20″ country=”us” width=”200px” float=”left” imagetop=”10px”]The United States is a war-like nation.  We’ve been at war throughout most of our history and because of this, we have had our share of great generals.  Obviously, this list is only an opinion of who was the best generals in history of the U.S.  Anyone could come up with a different list and provide a good argument to why they are right.  In fact, I welcome other opinions from readers for and against the people on this list.  I put these in order of how I personally see them. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - November 17, 2011 at 1:36 pm

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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...


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Posted by Jimm - July 21, 2011 at 11:43 am

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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…

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Posted by Jimm - May 30, 2011 at 2:45 pm

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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…

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Posted by Jimm - April 15, 2011 at 12:50 pm

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