Museum of the American Revolution

On April 19 the Museum of the American Revolution officially opened in Philadelphia, PA. As a historian with an interest in early American this absolutely tickles my fancy and I hope to make it up there soon. Be sure to check out their website or follow them on Twitter. Happy #InternationalMuseumDay! It's a beautiful dayContinue reading “Museum of the American Revolution”

The Greatest Generation?

Just finished up a lesson on World War II with my U.S. History classes. Unfortunately, two snow days and the county’s reluctance to reschedule the standardized midterm meant that we as a class had to rush through a lot of content by Wednesday. Regardless, this is usually a fun lesson to teach due to theContinue reading “The Greatest Generation?”

“If I Wanted To Prove My Point…”

In my most recent post I asked you to glance over a document from the Confederate Archives. That document appeared to be an information card about a patient named Carey at Ocmulgee Hospital in Macon, GA in the winter of 1864-65. Now, Georgy Pervis claims that the card is some type of iron clad proof ofContinue reading ““If I Wanted To Prove My Point…””

Total War Before Sherman: Patrick Cleburne at the Battle of Ringgold Gap (pt. 1)

Many lost cause proponents of the Civil War often criticize the so called “barbarity” of Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign and subsequent “March to the Sea.” Often these people ignore the numerous historical accounts which prove most of the Sherman atrocity stories as myth. These same people also turn a blind eye to Confederates such as Stonewall Jackson, whoContinue reading “Total War Before Sherman: Patrick Cleburne at the Battle of Ringgold Gap (pt. 1)”

Chapter Three Sent to Committee

Finally, it’s coming to an end. Here’s a taste.   The presence of professional army officers on the frontier presents a new dynamic to Indian relations. Before an officer class subservient to the nation emerged, officers in charge on the frontier who acted according to their own ambitions harmed the nation’s policy of avoiding longContinue reading “Chapter Three Sent to Committee”

And the White House Burned, Burned, Burned….

Update: As it turns out, the British definitely remember. Update: Video fixed, hopefully it works.   Two hundred years ago today, after soundly defeating American forces at the Battle of Bladensburg, British soldiers under command of Major General Robert Ross occupied Washington D.C., and set fire to many of the buildings. Numerous arguments imply that this actionContinue reading “And the White House Burned, Burned, Burned….”