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So Fill to Me the Parting Glass

Hey there folks, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: sadly, today is the last day of my internship with The Mariners’ Museum. I have worked not only on your favorite Connections blog, but also on several artifacts and the Library’s Port of Call blog. Although I shall return […]

Short Lived Ironclad

Hey there folks and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: like most people, I am perfectly aware that Sunday is technically the beginning of a new week. However, despite the best efforts of calendars, I still occasionally forget that fact and revert to my childhood idea that Monday is […]

Shot and Shell

Howdy folks, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: I once went to New York City on a field trip in high school, where we had a lot of fun watching the Broadway shows “Spamalot” and “The Lion King.” We sadly didn’t get to see the Statue of Liberty […]

Bigger Isn’t Always Better

Hello readers, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: when visiting Cambridge, we got to explore the Great Court at Trinity College. It’s a tradition that running-minded athletes try to round the entire Great Court in the time it take the College’s clock to chime the hour of 12 […]

Early Submarines Part 1

Hello readers, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: I’m a fan of football and ice hockey, but I find soccer to be one of the most tedious sports ever.   In my second Blog post, I discussed how the world responded to the first armed contest between ironclad […]

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 […]

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 […]