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The War Comes North

Hello everyone, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: my brother is quite skilled at utilizing our two orange kayaks at the beach near our house, but every time I try and get in I end up flipping into the surf.   150 years ago today, the Civil War […]

Big Trouble in Little Japan

Howdy folks, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: I just went to a Norfolk Tides game yesterday evening, and not only did I catch a fly ball and give it to a little leaguer sitting in front of me, I got an autograph from Team USA Olympic Sprinter […]

Turtle Power!

Howdy folks, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: this morning, I wanted nothing more than to feel the sweet, sweet decadence of a Krispy Kreme donut on my tongue. Sadly, a donut is a treacherous thing: if I had admitted one to by belly, it would no doubt […]

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, […]

The End of the Seven Days

Howdy folks, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: I dearly like going to the movies, and I have recently seen the films “Brave” and “Ted.” They were both quite good, and I heartily endorse them. However, although “Ted” stars a giant stuffed teddy bear, it is NOT a […]

Armor Piercing Guns… sort of.

Hey everyone, and welcome to the good ol’ blog! (yes, I will be saying that every time.) Today’s tidbit about me is: I fear both spiders and heights, but I’m curiously unafraid of flying! In the last blog post of mine, we discussed the race to build more ironclads. Today, lets us turn our attention […]

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 […]