Month: January 2012

Embedded with the reenactors – American History – Salon.com

Embedded with the reenactors – American History – Salon.com. I’ve been involved with reenacting for most of my adult life, sporadically but intensely. And to be perfectly honest, as a historian I have truly mixed feelings about that. In part, it’s the whole “honoring…

Historical Archives: Civil War Pre-Enactors Have Stage’d “Battle of Bull Run” | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source

  Historical Archives: Civil War Pre-Enactors Have Stage’d “Battle of Bull Run” | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source.

Hey, fellas, the “garage”? Well, la di da, Mr. French Man!

Another not so substantive post…perhaps two quasi-posts equal one decent one? Probably not. But I wanted to share the following anyway, not because of its political content. I’m going to do my level best to steer clear of modern American politics where I can….

What’s THAT?

Nothing terribly substantive this time, alas. It’s just that I’ve been getting a few questions about the source of the banner photo at the top of this page. It’s not too bad a photo, considering that I took it; I’m very much of the…

Frontier fighters and American exceptionalism

OK. Another rant. Sort of. I don’t plan on writing posts based entirely on anger or indignation, not always at least, but as I’m on a roll I think I’ll go with it. And, like the previous rant – the one on warfare and…

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