“Heritage, not hatred” – The puzzling motto behind southern pride

With my dog, I used to run the two-mile trail that looped the Union and Confederate trenches of the Battle of the Wilderness, fought in May 1864. The two armies met in skirmishes along Plank Road, and in an effort to outflank one another, made their way further from the road into the forest untilContinue reading ““Heritage, not hatred” – The puzzling motto behind southern pride”

Ancestral Recall: The Extensive Military History of Service of My Ancestors From the French and Indian War to the Present Day

Going back 10 generations of ancestors, it took 8,190 of them to make me, and considering human beings have a seeming propensity for armed conflict, I was almost certain to find records my ancestors’ service in various battles and wars. Going back as far as I can, the first ancestor with a military record isContinue reading “Ancestral Recall: The Extensive Military History of Service of My Ancestors From the French and Indian War to the Present Day”