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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). […]

It’s official…….or at least 150 years ago it was…..

October 4, 1861 This Contract in two parts, made and entered into this Fourth day of October, Anno Domini One Thousand Eight hundred and Sixty-one, between J. Ericsson of the City of New York as principal, and John F. Winslow, John A. Griswold and C.S. Bushnell as sureties on the first part, and Gideon Welles, […]