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On the 65th Anniversary of D-Day

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

June 6th… it’s a day that to many is no different from any other. In many ways it’s a day that should be more sacred than so many on our calendar. I can’t help but get emotional thinking about D-Day June 6, 1944. The beginning of the Allied invasion of Europe and the liberation of […]

Battle of Monroe’s Cross Roads | Battle of Fayetteville Road | Kilpatrick’s Shirttail Skedaddle

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

This Civil War Battle is remembered as the last Cavalry battle of the Civil War. It took place on what is now the present grounds of Fort Bragg (near Fayetteville). It took place on March 10, 1865 and involved mounted Confederate cavalry against dismounted Union Cavalry. About 4500 men were involved. The Battle lasted several […]

Camp Douglas

Friday, May 4th, 2007

Stories of Andersonville prison in the south have long been given full attention to the poor conditions in the Confederate run Civil War prison camp. The other morning, I happened upon a show on the History Channel entitled 80 acres of Hell (link is to a dvd) which documents a much lesser known story. That […]

Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge

Thursday, September 15th, 2005

Moores Creek National Battlefield is managed by the National Park Service of the United States, and is located in North Carolina, about 20 miles (30 km) northwest of Wilmington. It was the site of a small battle between American colonists loyal to the British monarchy, those rebelling against it. It was was one of the […]

Battle of Kings Mountain

Sunday, August 14th, 2005

Now, technically this battle took place in South Carolina, but a large number of men and boys from the Appalachians took part and it deserves mention and remembering. The Battle of Kings Mountain was a fight in the Southern campaign of the American Revolutionary War, fought on October 7, 1780. American Patriot militia forces overwhelmed […]

Battle of Guilford Courthouse

Friday, August 12th, 2005

The Battle of Guilford Court House was a battle fought on March 15, 1781 inside the present-day city of Greensboro, North Carolina, during the American Revolutionary War in which 1,900 British troops under General Charles Cornwallis fought an American force under Rhode Island native General Nathanael Greene numbering 4,400.

The Gulf War Detailed

Sunday, July 24th, 2005

The 1991 Persian Gulf War was a conflict between Iraq and a coalition force of 34 nations mandated by the United Nations and led by the United States. The lead up to the war began with the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in August 1990

Vietnam War Detailed

Sunday, July 24th, 2005

The Vietnam War was fought from 1957 to 1975 between Soviet and Chinese-supported Vietnamese nationalist and Communist forces and an array of Western and pro-Western forces, most notably the United States. The war was fought to decide whether Vietnam would be united under a Communist government, or would remain indefinitely partitioned into the separate countries […]

Korean War Detailed

Saturday, July 23rd, 2005

The Korean War (Korean: 한국전쟁/韓國戰爭), from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953, was a conflict between North Korea and South Korea. It was also a Cold War proxy war between the United States and its United Nations allies and the Communist powers of the People’s Republic of China and the Soviet Union (also a […]

World War II Detailed

Friday, July 22nd, 2005

World War II or the Second World War was a global conflict that began on 7 July 1937 in Asia, and on 1 September 1939 in Europe. It lasted until 1945, and involved the majority of the world’s countries and every inhabited continent. Virtually all countries that participated in World War I were involved in […]