Company D, 11th North Carolina: Part 2; 1864 – 1865

Posted on Friday, December 13th, 2013

Company D
11th North Carolina Infantry
Part 2:
(1864 and 1865)
The 11th North Carolina remained in the Orange Court House area for the winter of 1863-64, a period of time in which the soldiers suffered from lack of […]

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Tennessee Valor – Index (preliminary draft)

Posted on Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Tennessee Valor – Update: February 1, 2012
I have just completed a preliminary draft of the Index. This was an interesting examination of who, and what was included in the manuscript. This study also gave me […]

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“Command and Control: The Relationship between Civilian Status and Military Rank” Master Degree Paper Presented at the University of Cincinnati – 1993

Posted on Friday, November 19th, 2010

On July 29, 1861, 2nd Lt. William Orr stood in his assigned position behind his company and listened as his formation mustered in as an Indiana Volunteer Infantry regiment. Though the 22-year old lawyer was […]

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“‘Til The Paper Work Is Done” – Civil War Times Illustrated; 1993

Posted on Monday, November 15th, 2010

Recruiting, training and feeding millions of soldiers provided a few minor obstacles for the Federal bureaucracy. Keeping track of them all proved the real challenge.
The adage, “The work is never fin­ished “til the paper work […]

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“Richmond, KY: A Wasted Victory” – Periodical: Journal of the Council on America’s Military Past – 1990

Posted on Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

During the summer of 1862, Confederate Generals Kirby Smith and Braxton Bragg developed a plan to invade Kentucky. During the first weeks of August, Kirby Smith and his small army crossed the border and moved […]

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“An Analysis of the Party-Hill Bay Rock Alignments” – 1978

Posted on Friday, October 29th, 2010

This report covers the fieldwork by the author and a substantial crew of students who were especially interested in the unusual series of rock alignments at the Party Hill Bay site. This site is located in southeastern California, approximately 15 miles northwest of Baker, California. The site is situated just west of a chain of low hills that bound the Silver Lake playa on its western shore.

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“The Tennesseans in Company ‘L’, 35th Tennessee, typified the fortitude of Confederate troops everywhere.” — America’s Civil War : 1990

Posted on Thursday, October 7th, 2010

During the Civil War there were many units, Northern and Southern, that achieved fame. Some units gained distinction through outstanding valor by participating in some dramatic situation, or simply by being unlucky. But there were […]

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“Destruction at the Angle: The 7th Tennessee’s Company ‘I’ at the Battle of Gettysburg” – 2004: Speech presented to the Sons of Confederate Veterans of Lebanon, Tennessee

Posted on Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

I will try to reconstruct what happened to the 7th Tennessee during Pickett’s Charge. I will focus on Company ‘I’. The company totaled just over thirty veterans on June 30, 1863, however by the end […]

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“The 7th Tennessee reached the end of the line on the muddy banks of Hatcher’s Run” — America’s Civil War : 1999

Posted on Monday, October 4th, 2010

In the predawn hours of April 2, 1865, the veterans of the 7th Tennessee knew that the Federals were going to attack. Nearly everyone in the regiment had been awake all night. The homesick and […]

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“A Statistical Analysis of the Lithics from the Calico Site (SBCM 1500A), California”, Journal of Field Archaeology, Winter 1979

Posted on Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

James G. Duvall, III and William T. Venner
A summary of the study of the lithics collected at the Calico Early Man Site

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