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Battle of Cedar Mountain Pt. 1

Hello everyone, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s blog is a two-parter, and today’s tidbit about me is: my family has two dogs, and when my Mom goes out of town it falls to my brother and I to do all the dogly duties. This normally isn’t a problem, but it gets […]

The Wrong Stuff

Hey everyone, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: I have a good memory for faces, and as a result I always enjoy it when I’m able to identify random actors when they appear in roles across a variety of movies or TV shows.   150 years ago today, […]

A Fine Day to Ride

Hello readers, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: I once accidentally lost the keys to my car while visiting a friend at UVA. When we returned to my car several hours later, however, I realized that I hadn’t “lost them” at all: instead I had “left them in […]

150 Years of Science!

Hey there readers, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: I can be awakened from sleep by the slightest noise, but I’m often completely oblivious to loud background noise when I’m awake and concentrating on a task.   In my last post, I described the end of the Battle […]

The Lay of the Land: A Topographer’s View of the Civil War

A while ago, I introduced you to some Civil War photographers in an attempt to demonstrate the importance of those who served their country in a capacity other than that of a general or conventional soldier.  As the Union clashed with the Confederacy, one did not have to pick up a gun to aid in […]

The Importance of Logistics

Hello again readers, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: I loved riding a bike, I love driving my car, but I have absolutely no desire to ever combine the two by driving or owning a motorcycle.   So 150 years ago today, the Union army marched up the […]

The Battle of Front Royal

Hello everyone, and welcome to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: when I brush my teeth, I feel strongly reminded of a fast version of the tune “Turkey in the Straw.”   150 years ago yesterday, the Union and Confederate armies met in battle at Front Royal, Virginia. As a crucial part […]