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Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 03/31/2016 - 9:33am
In reading Rick Atkinson’s The Day of Battle, I came across a passage from the official British military history of the allied operation at Salerno, Italy, in 1943 [emphasis mine]: In the land of theory…there is none of war’s friction. The troops are, as in fact they were not, perfect Tactical Men, uncannily skillful, impervious […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 03/23/2016 - 12:21pm
The day of the tour is quickly approaching – April 23, 2016. This is just a reminder for all you who plan to attend to keep an eye out for updates. Our special guest John Hennessy has given me a tentative itinerary. As most if not all of you are coming to get John’s insights, […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 03/22/2016 - 12:41pm
Newly released from Savas Beatie is Sheridan R. “Butch” Barringer’s biography Fighting for General Lee: Confederate General Rufus Barringer and the North Carolina Cavalry Brigade. Barringer (Rufus, that is) served in the cavalry from the Peninsula until his capture at Namozine Church on April 3, 1865, first as a lieutenant in the 1st N. C. Cavalry […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 03/13/2016 - 11:27am
OK folks, I have to cut this off now. We have 88 people who have said they are coming on the tour. Remember this is a caravan tour, and we must carpool. If you have a van, great! If you have a two-seater, not so great (that includes pickup trucks with no back seat). Clean those […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 03/13/2016 - 9:33am
Below is a list of everyone who has notified me that they are definitely intending to attend the tour on April 23rd. Check the list over. If you are one of the folks who identified themselves with only one name or a nickname, please clarify in the comments section below (here, on the blog). If […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 03/11/2016 - 10:30am
Right now, I show 80 folks who have indicated they will attend the tour, between those who clicked “going” on the Facebook event page and those who said they are going in the comments section on this blog post. Later, probably this weekend, I will post all the names (and plus ones where applicable) here on […]
Author: (Jim Rosebrock)
Posted: 03/09/2016 - 5:16pm
Assistant Marshall Peter Cannon was responsible for enumerating the 1850 census in the village of Cornwall, Orange County New York.  On October 22, 1850, he arrived at a dwelling he listed as number 538 in his record.  Seven young army officers live there ranging in age from 23 to 29.  They were all junior members of the faculty of the United States Military at West Point. Cannon started a new page in his census book and added the following names:...
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 03/02/2016 - 6:16am
It’s been almost a month since my last post. In over nine years, that’s the longest inactive period I’ve had here at Bull Runnings. Not to worry – I have plenty in the queue. A number of new participant accounts (to go with a number that I’ve had for a long while, and by “a […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 02/04/2016 - 3:46pm
Here’s an update from the Facebook Event Page. Just a reminder that it’s the best place to keep abreast of developments with the tour. This just in from publisher Ted Savas: “Just a quick note since a couple people have contacted us already for copies of Gottfried’s “The Maps of First Bull Run” atlas. “We […]
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