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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. […]

Early August Dominos

Hey there folks, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: I’m an enthusiastic computer game player, and for those of you who share my interest or want to get into the hobby, be aware that it’s a good idea to wait until a game goes on sale before purchasing […]

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 […]

A Beard in Time

Hey folks, welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: my facial-hair status constantly changes between “clean shaven” and “light beard” because it takes a while for the various annoyances of a full beard to overcome the greater annoyance of shaving.   My last post was on the terrible, horrible, no […]

The Heat is Unbearable!

Howdy folks, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: I currently have three different books vying for my spare time, but after having watched the first two seasons of “Game of Thrones” on HBO, I am now thoroughly hooked on the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series: I’ve read […]

Fighting Doubles

Hello everyone, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: I usually play video games in my spare time, when I’m not socializing or doing miscellaneous required tasks. However, I also like sports and outdoor-related activities, for I believe that one should strive for a well-rounded set of experiences.   […]

Appomattox River Raid Pt. 2

Howdy folks, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: in high school, my friends and I once made the mistake of going to an Awful House. Oh I’m sorry – did I say “awful?” Well, that’s exactly what I meant, but it’s technically called “Waffle” House. Everyone who has […]

The Battle of Oak Grove, Pt. 2

OK welcome back! Now where were we? Ah, yes – well, when General Heintzelman began his attack at Oak Grove around 8:30am, he met with fierce resistance. One of Heintzelman’s division commanders, General Hooker, was making progress on his front. As a result, Hooker sent Heintzelman a message asking for reinforcements. Asking for reinforcements during […]

Setting Up the Dominoes

Howdy folks, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: I just recently recovered from my second-ever bout of food poisoning, and am pleased to say that in fact, I am NOT yet dead. Although to be fair, food poisoning does occasionally have the unfortunate side effect of making death […]