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Come out and see us on September 6!

I am so thrilled to be part of this amazing series!  For more info, and directions, go to www.NorfolkCollegiate.org

Ironclad Legends

In early March of 1862, the ironclad ships of both the Confederacy and the Union finally encountered one another and engaged in a naval battle that would forever change naval technology. Even at the time, back in 1862, many people understood that this one encounter was a monumental event. Amazingly enough, one of the perks […]

Mass Murder and Mutilation in Minnesota

Hey there folks, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: I bite my nails out of habit, and as a result I have a hard time opening things like Swiss Army Knives and Key Chain Rings. On the plus side… actually, there is no plus side. I bite my nails, and […]

Always Faithful

Hey there folks, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: I think that the entire concept behind “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” is so ridiculous that the REAL Abe Lincoln must have spun in his grave when it premiered. That doesn’t mean I won’t go see it with the right friend/friends, […]

We Need More Ironclads, Now!

Hey readers, welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit of information about me is: I’m an enthusiastic Civil War reenactor with the 17th VA Company D and I will be proudly joining them on May 19th and 20th at the 148th Battle of New Market in New Market, VA. (This concludes my shameless plug). […]

Shields For Soldiers!

Hello, everyone! My name is Brian Whitenton, and I would like to tell YOU cool stuff about the Civil War! I’ll be writing on the good ol’ blog this summer, and adding in little tidbits about myself for those who may be interested. For example, today’s tidbit is: I’m a 24 year old History graduate […]

Ironclad Search Engines

With the 150 Anniversary of the Battle of Hampton Roads wrapped up I thought it would be fun to once again battle the two famous ironclads.  Luckily this battle will be less violent, less dangerous, and ultimately has no impact on the course of naval history. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun! The […]

Music Monday: Tim Eriksen

First off I have to apologize for my brief hiatus from the blog and missing last Music Monday.  That being said I have a gem of a song that’s a perfect conclusion to the 150th anniversary weekend of the Battle of Hampton Roads. The song is entitled “The Cumberland and The Merrimac” and it comes […]

Music Monday: The Last Placid Days of Plenty

With the anniversary of the Battle of Hampton Roads right around the corner it is only right that Music Monday is dedicated to a song that is inspired by the events of March 8-9! Hearing the intro of the song entitled “The Ironclads” by the rock band The Last Placid Days of Plenty there is […]

Music Monday: Bishop Allen

On the 150th anniversary on the launching of the USS Monitor it is only right that this Music Monday will be dedicated to an indie rock band named Bishop Allen.  Just like the famous ironclad, Bishop Allen is from Brooklyn, New York, a fact that is not missed by the band.  In their 2007 The […]