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Civil War Myth-busting: Did General Lee inherit a genetic marker that made him more aggressive on the battlefield?

If Lee wasn’t a warmonger, why was he so aggressive on the battlefield?  One historian suggests that this combative behavior was passed down through his father’s bloodline.[1]  Aggression, though, isn’t exactly inherited. Today’s geneticists acknowledge that heredity “may predispose” an … Continue reading

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The Irascible William Lear

ECW welcomes back guest author Frank Jastrzembski Superintendent Sylvanus Thayer stressed the importance of conduct to young cadets studying at the U.S. Military Academy during his sixteen years in this position, emphasizing that they should not only become well-versed in the … Continue reading

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