Category: History

In a previous post, I explained that I am interested in history because I love stories. Not everyone shares this interest, however, and they reasonably ask why they ought to study…

History

About a year ago, I discovered that Adam Nicely, Sr., a veteran of the American Revolution, is my sixth great grandfather. My uncle, a dedicated genealogist himself, was surprised by this…

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George Westinghouse, Jr. was born in 1846 in upstate New York. He was the eighth of ten children, and his father–the owner of a tooling company–didn’t think his namesake would…

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Pride goeth before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall. – Proverbs, 16:18 Four decades of service in His Majesty’s Coldstream Guards had given Edward Braddock courage, intelligence, and…

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In 1947, historian Otto Eisenschiml referred to the Civil War as “The American Iliad.” He was on to something there. This month’s issue of The Civil War Monitor features an…

History