Tag Archives: Charles F. Smith

Western Swing 2021: Day 01

The American Battlefield Trust invited me to tag along on a multi-day swing through a whole bunch of battlefields in west Tennessee and northern Mississippi last week. Today, our adventures started rolling out on the Trust’s Facebook page. Join me, … Continue reading

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Mexican-American War 170th: Battle of Monterrey, pt. 1

On the evening of September 20, 1846, Maj. Philip Barbour of the 3rd US infantry sat overlooking the city of Monterrey and wrote in his journal. “There is quite a fire going on in the direction of the city.” Before … Continue reading

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