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Did you know this?   Near the bottom, as you scroll down, are the words. The first stanza frequently comes to mind at sundown… If any of you have ever been to a military funeral in which taps was played; this brings out a new meaning of it. Here is something Every American should know. […]

I want to go to sea… Joshua Barney

Joshua Barney : hero of the Revolution and 1812  Louis Arthur Norton  Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, c 2000  Hardcover. 1st ed. and printing. xxiv, 227 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-220) and index. Clean, tight and strong binding with clean dust jacket. No highlighting, underlining or marginalia in […]

A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights… Napoleon Bonaparte

The following illustration epitomizes the propaganda efforts of the union sympathizers during the war. Unfortunately Neely’s book is not much more than an extension of the propaganda although he has been sanctified by anointing by the victor’s press. Even that can not make his book worthwhile. Just as the Southern governors would send their militias […]

The whites want war and we will give it to them… Sitting Bull

In many ways the Indian wars were a continuation of the War of Northern Aggression. The same officers led many of the same troops on a campaign to clear any impediments to the railroad and the immigrant who was the product of Lincoln’s free soil and free labor movement. If Custer had not blundered into […]

A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers… Friedrich August von Hayek

Any poor, misinformed soul who believes the civil war began at Sumter or ended at Appomattox is sadly mistaken. Add to their group the ranks of those who believe the sole purpose of the war was to free the slaves and you most of the public school graduates of the last fifty years. Finally, include […]

Our country is in danger, but not to be despaired of. Our enemies are numerous and powerful; but we have many friends, determining to be free, and heaven and earth will aid the resolution… Joseph Warren – a doctor thirteen years, a major-general three days, and a soldier three hours.

The whites of their eyes : Bunker Hill, the first American Army, and the emergence of George Washington  Paul Lockhart  New York, NY : Harper, 2011  Hardcover. 1st ed. and printing. ix, 414 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm. Includes bibliographical references. Clean, tight and strong binding with clean dust jacket. No highlighting, underlining […]

A habitual disuse of physical forces totally destroys the moral; and men lose at once the power of protecting themselves, and of discerning the cause of their oppression… Joel Barlow

On the one hand the young Joel Barlow was a full of the crank ideas of the state of nature as any of the deists of the so called enlightenment. You need only look to his epic poem to confirm his inadequate grasp of things of the intellect:  Although the original inhabitants of America in […]