Back in the days of the American Civil War, horses were a vital part cog in the war machine. They were used by the cavalry, to move supplies and weapons and as personal transportation between units and by important players in the Civil War. Read the rest of this entry »

The American Civil War – like most wars – was popularized and memorialized in song. Some are light melodies and some are more somber reminders of the horrors of the Civil War battles. Read the rest of this entry »

The Library of Congress has recently been the recipient of a new collection of American Civil War portraits that they are putting online to share with the public.

This collection of approximately 700 ambrotype and tintype photographs was donated by collector Tom Liljenquist and highlights both Confederate and Union soldiers during the Civil War. Read the rest of this entry »

This is the year 1815, date  June 18th, time 11h25. Location Belgium, Waterloo.

Two of the most brilliant commanders of their time are about to give battle for the fate of Europe. Both born in the year 1769, Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley Wellington, commander of the allied forces is about to face the greatest strategist of his time; Napoleon Emperor of the French. Read the rest of this entry »

JFK officially declared his intent to run for President on January 2, 1960. He won his party’s nomination on July 30, 1960 and on Tuesday November 8, Kennedy defeated Nixon and won the Presidency of the United States. He was sworn in as President on January 20,1961. The most remembered part of his inaugural address is his world famous quote “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” He was assassinated on November 22, 1963 – ending his short lived but world changing Presidency. Read the rest of this entry »