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War Ain’t Pretty!

I’m a history nut.  I’m compelled to stop each time I see a historic site road marker. Recently paid a visit to: Pea Ridge is located in northwest Arkansas –20 minutes from Bentonville on the way to Branson, MO. Civil … Continue reading

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Taken for Granted

Before the Civil War the city of Galena, IL numbered over 10,000 residents.  Located on the Galena River, a stone’s throw from the Missisisippi River, it thrived as a steamboat hub.  It was the success of lead mining that really … Continue reading

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Tragic, heroic, enthralling….Gettysburg

The American Civil War was truly a war to end all wars. North vs. South, town against town, literally brother against brother! After two years of maneuvering and fighting neither side could claim true momentum. The South could not afford … Continue reading

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The march to the sea!

Just like Sherman before us–that would be Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman if you please–who helped the Union win the Civil War–we chose to conquer Georgia (figuratively speaking of course) by moving from the great commercial mecca of Atlanta to genteel … Continue reading

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