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Uncle Abraham has arrived on the James

We know that President Lincoln visited the Monitor on the 9th of July, 1862. But what did he do when he left the little ironclad? On July 12, 1862 the New York Times printed the following article:   The army was yesterday taken by surprise by a most unexpected visit by President LINCOLN. At 3 o’clock a […]

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 […]

The Battle of Seven Pines, Part 1

Howdy folks, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: in college, I once volunteered to set up, take down and work a T-Pain concert. The show was not only laughably and painfully bad, but it had the most ridiculously silly mascot I’ve ever seen: a giant blue teddy bear […]