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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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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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Five U.S. Generals Killed By “Friendly Fire”

[ReviewAZON asin=”0806129980″ display=”inlinepost”]The term “Friendly Fire” was catch phrase created during the Vietnam War to explain when a soldier on your side was shot by one of his own.  Prior to that terminology, there were other names for it.  Some called it “shot from the rear” or “accidental fire”.  In any case, it was the case of mistaken identity or nerves that most often got a friendly soldier caught and it happened a lot.  Friendly fire didn’t discriminate by rank, either.  While there have been many enlisted men who have been killed by their own men, only five generals in the history of U.S. warfare have met this fate.  Here they are: Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - June 28, 2010 at 6:57 pm

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Five Things That Happened on May 2nd

Today is May 2nd and even though we have are wondering about who is going to win the NBA Championship, bomb scares on Times Square, and the crisis on Wall Street, other things have happened on this day, as well.  A lot of people look at history as dry and boring.  We’re going to try and change that by relating what’s going on with all the juicy details of sex, violence, and fun.  With this new series of posts, we’ll look at the history of May 2nd and update you of the previous happenings on this day in the past. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm Fowler - May 2, 2010 at 10:43 am

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Five Things About The First Battle of Bull Run

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Today (July 21) is the anniversary of the First Battle of Bull Run (or Manassas).  It took place at Manassas Junction, Virginia along the Bull Run river and was the first major battle of the American Civil War.  The battle took place between the Union forces, led by General Irvin McDowell and the Confederate army, commanded by General Pierre G.T. Beauregard.  Here are five things you may not know about this famous battle.

 

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Posted by Jimm Fowler - July 21, 2009 at 6:17 am

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