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Posted on Jan 21, 2008 in History News

Marvel over history of battle at Sabine Pass battle

Marvel over history of battle at Sabine Pass battle (theeagle.com) The Battle of Sabine Pass has gone down in military history as one of the great battles, yet it has been overshadowed by other Civil War action. As most Texas schoolchildren know, 43 Irish-Texans with six cannons repelled a Union invasion force of 6,000 and saved the state from occupation. ACG Intel History of Sabine...

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Posted on Jan 20, 2008 in History News

Martha and the Vandellas sing “Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide”

Martha and the Vandellas sing “Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide” (Touch the Elbow – Blogging the Civil War) Until recently we never had much information on 48 men who enlisted or were drafted into the 18th Massachusetts, but never assigned to a Company in the Regiment. We didn’t know why they weren’t assigned, just that they weren’t. In the most cases we had little more than a name, age, and maybe their occupation. No date of muster. No date of discharge. A recent trip to the National Archives cleared up most of the mysteries, although there are some still untold stories due to the lack of a military service record being on...

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Posted on Jan 20, 2008 in History News

Solving a mystery of history

Solving a mystery of history (StarTribune.com) The PBS show “History Detectives” investigates whether a painting of Dakota Indians was made by a military commander and artist stationed at Fort Snelling in the 1840s. ACG Intel History Detectives Indians of the Dakotas Fort...

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Posted on Jan 20, 2008 in History News

Secret Military History Of Silicon Valley Gave Rise To Modern Tech Giants

Secret Military History Of Silicon Valley Gave Rise To Modern Tech Giants (Tom’s Hardware) It certainly seems outlandish, but in a seminar given back on December 18th on the Google campus, entrepreneur and lecturer Steve Blank explained how the valley was born from billions of dollars worth of signals intelligence contracts from World War II and into the 1960s. ACG Intel The Secret History of Silicon Valley...

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Posted on Jan 18, 2008 in History News

Upcoming Events at the Abn & Spec Ops Museum

– Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 2pm: Major General (Retired) John Singlaub will speak about his 35-year Army career that included time with the OSS in Europe and Asia. His autobiography “Hazardous Duty” will be available in the gift shop. MG(R) Singlaub will sign copies of his book after the presentation. The event is free and open to the public. His visit coincides with the museum’s special exhibit about the OSS. -Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 11am: Robert K. Wright Jr. and John T. Greenwood will speak about their book “Airborne Forces at War: From the Parachute Test Platoon to the 21st Century.” Following the presentation, the authors will sign copies of their book, which will be available in the gift shop. The event is free and open to the public. -The Airborne & Special Operations Museum Foundation is holding a raffle to raise money to support its educational programs and operational activities. The grand prize is a Special Forces-customized Perfect Flame Gas Grill and accessories, a package valued...

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Posted on Jan 18, 2008 in History News

Military history kept alive at local museum

Military history kept alive at local museum (SGVTribune.com) From the outside, it may look like just another junkyard – but behind the chain-link fence and the pine trees is a keeper of history, the American Military Museum in South El...

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Posted on Jan 11, 2008 in History News

France must trumpet its military triumphs -Sarkozy

France must trumpet its military triumphs -Sarkozy (Yahoo! News UK) PARIS (Reuters) – France should celebrate its battlefield triumphs, such as Napoleon’s 1805 victory at Austerlitz, and not be embarrassed about its military history, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said on...

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Posted on Jan 9, 2008 in History News

Amateur historian unearths Nazi battery

Amateur historian unearths Nazi battery (Telegraph.co.uk) Gary Sterne, 43, discovered the huge “Maisy Battery” after he found a crinkled map which fell out of an old pair of US serviceman’s trousers at a military memorabilia fair in...

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Posted on Jan 9, 2008 in History News

German WWII soldiers get proper burial after 60 years

German WWII soldiers get proper burial after 60 years (The Age) A MILLION fallen German soldiers are being reburied more than 60 years after the fall of the Third Reich. And, more controversially, the skeletal remains of thousands of Waffen SS Nazis recruited from other European countries are also being reburied. Read More! The Battle of Kursk on the Web...

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Posted on Jan 9, 2008 in History News

Report reveals Vietnam War hoaxes, faked attacks

Report reveals Vietnam War hoaxes, faked attacks (Yahoo! News) WASHINGTON (AFP) – North Vietnamese made hoax calls to get the US military to bomb its own units during the Vietnam War, according to declassified information that also confirmed US officials faked an incident to escalate the war. Read More! National Security Agency Federation of American Scientists Gulf of Tonkin...

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Posted on Jan 8, 2008 in History News

Thousands follow soldier’s fate in WW1 “blog”

Thousands follow soldier’s fate in WW1 “blog” LONDON (Reuters) – Thousands of people have been following the fate of a British soldier fighting in the trenches of World War One on a Web site publishing his letters home exactly 90 years after they were written. Read More!...

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Posted on Jan 7, 2008 in History News

Military History Carnival #10

Military History Carnival #10: George MacDonald Fraser Edition (Walking the Berkshires) This 10th edition of The Military History Carnival is dedicated to the late, lamented George MacDonald Fraser, who died on January 3rd. His passing leaves a great hole in the hearts of fans of the “Bawdy Romp” genre of extremely well-written historical...

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Posted on Jan 4, 2008 in History News

Public gets a look into lives of America’s veterans

Public gets a look into lives of America’s veterans (STLtoday) Until recently, only veterans, next of kin or government agencies could browse through all but a few of those files. Other inquiries were limited to Freedom of Information requests for basic information...

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Posted on Jan 4, 2008 in History News

New HD Series Uncovers When Weather Changed History

New HD Series Uncovers When Weather Changed History (centredaily.com) Was the weather just too cold on the morning of the space shuttle Challenger’s launch to support a successful mission? Did a dust storm actually devastate a military operation and ultimately help shape a presidency? Debuting this weekend on The Weather Channel (TWC), a new high-definition series, along with an online quiz and sweepstakes, examines the power of nature and its incredible impact on modern history. When Weather changed...

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Posted on Jan 2, 2008 in History News

The John McCains

The John McCains (Military History Podcast) John McCain Sr: Admiral, Commander of Fast Carrier Task Force in South Pacific during WWII John McCain Jr: Admiral, Commander of Pacific Command during Vietnam War John McCain III: Navy aviator, shot down in Hanoi, tortured as a prisoner of war for 5.5 years, currently running for Republican nomination for President of the United...

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Posted on Jan 2, 2008 in History News

Events in March

Events in March (The Virginia Gazette) Read More! Jamestown / Yorktown Colonial Williamsburg The Virginia War Museum The Great War Association Battle of Hampton Roads The Mariners’ Museum Army of the Potomac The Battle of Big...

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Posted on Jan 2, 2008 in History News

In His Own Magazine, an Editor Puts Himself Into an Elite Group

In His Own Magazine, an Editor Puts Himself Into an Elite Group (NY Times) Talk about prestigious and prominent bylines: the table of contents of one new publication includes Thucydides, Shakespeare, Tolstoy, Osama bin Laden, Pope Urban II, Lenin …and Lewis H. Lapham. Read More! Lapham’s Quarterly The New Criterion The American...

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