Tag Archives: Washington D.C.

Christmas Arrives in January at a Washington D.C. Camp of Instruction

Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Rob Wilson Combing through my great grandfather’s Civil War letters for a holiday season story, I learned how, in 1861, he celebrated Christmas in January. That year George A. Marden was a fresh … Continue reading

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The Origins of Fortress Washington

Emerging Civil War welcomes guest author Steve T. Phan By 1865, Washington D.C. was surrounded. On the high hills, long ridges, and flat plateaus that encircled the capital of the United States was an elaborate system of fortifications. Now, as … Continue reading

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Civil War Echoes: Burma Guerrillas

I’ve lately been reading about World War II’s China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater at length. Fought 1942-45 between the Japanese and puppet Indian and Burmese forces against British, Indian, Gurkha, African, American, and Chinese forces, the campaign moved up and down Burma … Continue reading

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The Blue and Gray

At last weekend’s symposium, several people asked me about my lapel pin, which is a Korean taeguk of blue and gray swirls chasing each other – the classic “yin and yang” shape. (It is pictured below.) I periodically wear the … Continue reading

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James Monroe at War

  Part Two With an excess of officers in the Continental Army and little prospect of getting a field command, James Monroe resigned his commission in 1779.  He became a Lieutenant-Colonel of Virginia forces, but was unable to recruit enough … Continue reading

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Only in America…

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to tour the Capitol and got an expanded look because of my brother, who is interning with a representative. I highly recommend going to the Capitol and touring. The museum is top notch … Continue reading

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“Damn the Torpedoes…or the Birds”

The Farragut Statue sits in the apporpriately namedFarragut Park in Washington D.C. and was sponsored by Congress in 1872. The statue and memorial park is preserved and maintained by the National Park Service as part of the National Mall and … Continue reading

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Audio Book Review: Killing Lincoln

Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard It is almost impossible to review Killing Lincoln without first reviewing one of its listed authors, Bill O’Reilly. Anchor of The O’Reilly Factor on Fox News and a self-avowed right-leaning conservative, just mentioning … Continue reading

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