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Searching for Leonidas Torrence: Iverson’s Brigade and the Fight at Oak Ridge

The weather is warm. Occasional cloud cover offers relief but the sun feels good. It is the first day of summer, and I’m exactly where I should be on such a day: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. I’m traveling over the First Day’s … Continue reading

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A Personal Reflection on Mary Tyler Moore

While browsing through the tabloids, I was stunned to see the death of Mary Tyler Moore yesterday. Diving into her biography, I was equally stunned to see she was such a comedic actress (pop-culture is not my thing). To me, … Continue reading

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In Memory of Mary Tyler Moore

Most people remember Mary Tyler Moore as one of Hollywood’s great funny ladies, and for good reason: Laura Petrie, and more recently, Mary Richards, left an indelible mark on American society. Moore’s death today at age 80 is a real … Continue reading

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The Future of Civil War History: Jim Broomall (part four)

The final part of a four-part interview The current issue of the journal Civil War History tackles the topic “The Future of Civil War History”—an idea so big we had to sit down with one of the issue’s co-editors, Dr. … Continue reading

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