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McClellan and His Men

Hey there, folks, and welcome back to the Connections blog! During these past two weeks 150 years ago, Confederate General Lee and his army had slipped into Union General Pope’s rear and forced him into a fight at the Battle of 2nd Manassas, on almost the exact same battlefield as the Battle of 1st Manassas. […]

The Flags of our Forefathers

Hey there folks, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog. Today’s tidbit about me is: I need a bit over 8 hours of sleep a night, so it’s frustrating that NBC televises the  biggest gold medal victories between 11 and 12. You make it very hard to enjoy the Olympics while staying well-rested, NBC!   As […]

The Cowardly Lion on the Peninsula

Hey everybody, welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: I’ve never been west of the Texas panhandle, but I long to explore the great expanses of mountain and sand that are the American West.   So in our last blog posting, I discussed the Battle of Drewry’s Bluff. Now, Drewry’s […]