Tom, I’ve really enjoyed reading about Vicksburg and it reminded me why it was on my list of battlefields to see. I think you are right about actually going to the battlefield to get the real feel. Ev ..
More mystery. See posting # 7 on the below link from 2008 - speech given by French Consul General from French Consulate in Los Angeles when the medal was awarded. Link to the speech on the French Cons ..
Ben, I must presume JL meant "Lee" not "Lee and his army." A couple of decent Reb generals could have made things dicey for Grant. Re: the possibly imaginary "exploding musket balls," here is a discus ..
Scrivener's error correction: the jury-rig mortars Grant mentioned are "coehorns" vice "cochorns." "Exploding musket balls." I never knew there was such a device. I wonder how they were fused. Re J. D ..
Total bullshit Sir. The man was a hero. my close friends the actors Dan Lauria and Joe Mantegna were at his funeral. They saw his Flag draped coffin with the Silver Star, Purple Hearts, and French Med ..
Not to take anything away from Grant's victory here; some points need to be made. Grant had an unbreakable supply line in the Miss. River and the US Navy gave him remarkable support. There was no CS N ..
It's a topic where I've had a virtually unlimited capacity, since I was a child. I read a really fine bio about 10-15 years ago, but it was a mass market paperback, and I do not take care of those, mu ..
Yes, it' s very clear on comparing accounts of Alexander versus other accounts, making the Arrian into a "one book" by balancing between the various texts that have come down. I have two, and discover ..
Aren't those awesome? I don't have one, but next time I read any of those authors, I'm getting the Landmark. Doesn't the Arrian provide notes checking facts vs. other authors? There's not "one book" f ..