Category: History

In his recent essay, Did Robert E. Lee Commit Treason?, Civil War historian Allen C. Guelzo discusses the Confederate surrender and its immediate aftermath. With the benefit of 20/20 hindsight,…

History

I just read an article about a phenomena called angel’s glow which purportedly occurred on the battlefield after the Battle of Shiloh (April 6, 1862). According to the legend, some…

History

The following article, written by Richard Gazarik, first appeared in The Tribune-Review in the 1978. My comments appear in gray boxes. If you drive along Route 981, past St. Vincent…

History

I was no clerk, nor had I any capacity to become one. The only place I ever found in my life to put a paper so as to find it…

History

When you’re selected for a jury, the judge will give you stern instructions that your role is to judge the facts, not the law. In other words, your responsibility is…

History