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Author: noreply@blogger.com (Dan Vermilya)
Posted: 11/02/2015 - 10:46am
November 2, 1880 was an important day in American history. Across the United States, the final votes were being cast to determine who would become the 20th President of the United States. James Abram Garfield, a longtime member of the United States House of Representatives and a former Major General in the Union army, was the Republican candidate, while Winfield Scott Hancock, himself a former Major General as well, was the Democratic nominee. Over 9 million votes were cast for president that...
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 10/31/2015 - 11:44am
Roanoke Island, N. C, May 22, 1862 John C. Weston, Esq.: Dear Sir, Your letter, making inquiries in regard to your brother at the battle of Bull Run, was duly received through our friend, the Hon. Alvin Beard, and it will be a pleasure to me if I can afford any comfort or gratification to […]
Author: noreply@blogger.com (Dan Vermilya)
Posted: 10/29/2015 - 7:00pm
With the publication date for James Garfield and the Civil War: For Ohio and the Union coming next week (November 2, 2015), I wanted to post some information about talks and book signings that I will be doing in the Cleveland area in the second week of November.

These talks are all focused on the new book and the story of James Garfield's Civil War career. I hope to have copies of both the Garfield book and my book on Kennesaw Mountain available at each place. Follow the...
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 10/28/2015 - 8:49am
…why I even bother. Let’s get a couple of things out of the way. I know that not every single person researching the First Battle of Bull Run (or even, if you prefer, the First Battle of Manassas) is going to use this site. I know a lot of people do, but I’m certain there […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 10/28/2015 - 8:49am
…why I even bother. Let’s get a couple of things out of the way. I know that not every single person researching the First Battle of Bull Run (or even, if you prefer, the First Battle of Manassas) is going to use this site. I know a lot of people do, but I’m certain there […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 10/26/2015 - 10:56am
This weekend, friend Mike DelNegro of Ashburn, VA, hipped me to an old song by the band Pavement, which ties together the band R. E. M. (see here for more on them and the Civil War) and First Bull Run participant William T. Sherman. Enjoy! Some bands I like to name check, And one of […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 10/26/2015 - 10:56am
This weekend, friend Mike DelNegro of Ashburn, VA, hipped me to an old song by the band Pavement, which ties together the band R. E. M. (see here for more on them and the Civil War) and First Bull Run participant William T. Sherman. Enjoy! Some bands I like to name check, And one of […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 10/22/2015 - 10:07pm
The nice people at Knopf (that’s k-nop-f) sent me a copy of Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America, by T. J. Stiles. Mr. Stiles is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his book on Cornelius Vanderbilt, The First Tycoon, and also authored a biography of Jesse James. So, like […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 10/22/2015 - 10:07pm
The nice people at Knopf (that’s k-nop-f) sent me a copy of Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America, by T. J. Stiles. Mr. Stiles is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his book on Cornelius Vanderbilt, The First Tycoon, and also authored a biography of Jesse James. So, like […]
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