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Table of Contents 1. Where the Civil War Happened<Br><Br>Over the Weekend I Signed Up by firstname.lastname@example.org (dw) at of Battlefields and Bibliophiles 2. Do We Correctly Measure Success in Wars? a Lesson for Afghanistan. by Dr. Nick Murray at CGSC History Department 3. Wars of the Roses: Bloodbath at Towton by n/a at About.com Military History 4. George W. Phillips (Younger) by Steve Soper at Third Michigan Infantry Research Project 5. War of 1812: Success at Lake Erie, Failure Elsewhere by n/a at About.com Military History 6. The Happy Hospital by email@example.com (Sue Light) at This Intrepid Band 7. Alfred Pew by Steve Soper at Third Michigan Infantry Research Project 8. Esquire Chase Phillips by Steve Soper at Third Michigan Infantry Research Project 9. Booknotes - "Mosquito Soldiers" by firstname.lastname@example.org (Drew@CWBA) at Civil War Books and Authors 10. Working at the Hot Wash – Pt 1 by Mark Grimsley at Blog Them Out of the Stone Age 11. Hesketh Pearson: True Stories? by George Simmers at Great War Fiction 12. ** ** Cavalry Corps, 1st Division, 2nd Brigade by Jenny at Draw the Sword (and Throw Away the Scabbard) 13. Booknotes - "Civil War Arkansas, 1863" by email@example.com (Drew@CWBA) at Civil War Books and Authors 14. Uss New Mexico (Bb-40): First Turboelectric Drive Capital Ship by NHHC at http://www.navalhistory.org/2010/03/27/history-of-the-uss-new-mexico-bb-40/ 15. Meet Ww Ii Merchant Marine Radio Officer Don Berger by NHHC at http://www.navalhistory.org/2010/03/31/meet-ww-ii-merchant-marine-radio-officer-don-berger/ Contents 1. Where the Civil War Happened<Br><Br>Over the Weekend I Signed Up BY: firstname.lastname@example.org (dw) AT: of Battlefields and Bibliophiles URL: <http://obab.blogspot.com/2010/03/where-civil-war-happened-over-weekend-i.html> Where the Civil War HappenedOver the weekend I signed up prolific Civil War author Eric Wittenberg to do two days of guided tours in one of his areas of expertise, the Battle of Brandy Station. We'll do this the weekend after Labor Day, which should be pretty pleasant, weather-wise. I'm really looking forward to this one, as cavalry operations in the Eastern Theater, in particular, remain fuzzy for me, outside of the general outlines and major raids.To kick-start registrations, I imposed upon Eric to autograph 12 copies of his brand-new book on Brandy Station that I'll ship... 2. Do We Correctly Measure Success in Wars? a Lesson for Afghanistan. BY: Dr. Nick Murray AT: CGSC History Department URL: <http://usacac.leavenworth.army.mil/blog/blogs/hist/archive/2010/03/29/do-we-correctly-measure-success-in-wars-a-lesson-for-afghanistan.aspx> A list of some of the greatest generals of the last two hundred years would probably include Erwin Rommel, Heinz Guderian, Robert E. Lee, Louis-Nicolas Davout, Jean-Andre Massena, Napoleon Bonaparte, and Erich Ludendorff. I doubt that too many people would dispute that claim. However, ultimately, they were all losers. At any rate, they were on the losing side. What then makes us think of them as great? What normal measure of success includes ultimate failure? We seem to consider them great because they provided glorious tactical and, sometimes, operational victories. However, if physical success on the battlefield cannot... 3. Wars of the Roses: Bloodbath at Towton BY: n/a AT: About.com Military History URL: <http://militaryhistory.about.com/b/2010/03/28/wars-of-the-roses-bloodbath-at-towton.htm> ... 4. George W. Phillips (Younger) BY: Steve Soper AT: Third Michigan Infantry Research Project URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MenOfTheTheThirdMichiganInfantry/~3/ustWOXiDPY0/george-w-phillips-younger.html> George W. Phillips was born in 1840, in New York.George was 21 years old and probably living in Gratiot County, Michigan, when he enlisted, possibly with George W. Phillips (elder), in Company D on May 13, 1861. His name was “stricken from the rolls” on January 1, 1862. It was claimed that he was left sick at Grand Rapids when the Regiment departed from Washington, DC, on June 13, 1861, and according to regimental records “has since died.” In fact George did not die but returned home, or at least to Ionia County, and was living in Pewamo, Ionia County... 5. War of 1812: Success at Lake Erie, Failure Elsewhere BY: n/a AT: About.com Military History URL: <http://militaryhistory.about.com/b/2010/03/24/war-of-1812-success-at-lake-erie-indecisiveness-elsewhere.htm> ... 6. The Happy Hospital BY: email@example.com (Sue Light) AT: This Intrepid Band URL: <http://greatwarnurses.blogspot.com/2010/03/happy-hospital.html> I've just started another blog about the life of a Territorial Force general hospital during the Great War. It's based on the hospital magazine of No.3 London General Hospital, Wandsworth - the Gazette - which was probably the finest of all hospital magazines at that time. The hospital employed many men as hospital orderlies who were members of the Chelsea Arts Club, and with so much talent on offer, their journal could hardly fail. The Gazette includes articles, poetry, art, cartoons, photographs and humour, and is both entertaining and informative about every aspect of a large military hospital. How did those... 7. Alfred Pew BY: Steve Soper AT: Third Michigan Infantry Research Project URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MenOfTheTheThirdMichiganInfantry/~3/qVBmA2pcLho/alfred-pew.html> Alfred Pew, also known as “Pugh,” was born on April 6, 1839 in New York City, New York, the son of George (b. 1798) and Mary (Aldrich or Aldridge, b. 1805).George and Mary were married in 1825 in Cheltenham, Gloucester, England, where they resided for some years. In August of 1832 George, a carpenter by trade and his wife and several children arrived in New York City on board the brig John and Margaret, which they had taken from London, England. They eventually settled in New York City. Alfred’s family left New York City sometime after 1840 and by... 8. Esquire Chase Phillips BY: Steve Soper AT: Third Michigan Infantry Research Project URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MenOfTheTheThirdMichiganInfantry/~3/wT8IiszcJYc/esquire-chase-phillips.html> Esquire Chase Phillips was born on September 21, 1833, in Newfane, Niagara County, New York, the son of Abram or Abraham (1796-1866) and Betsey (Swarthout, 1796-1846).According to one Grand Rapids historian, Esquire or “Chase” came “from a warlike family, his grandfather having fought in the Revolution, and his father in the war of 1812.” In any case, both of his parents were born in New York and were married around 1820, probably in New York. They eventually settled in Newfane, Niagara County, New York (where Abram died in 1866).By 1850 “Chase” was working as a farmer... 9. Booknotes - "Mosquito Soldiers" BY: firstname.lastname@example.org (Drew@CWBA) AT: Civil War Books and Authors URL: <http://cwba.blogspot.com/2010/03/booknotes-mosquito-soldiers.html> ... 10. Working at the Hot Wash – Pt 1 BY: Mark Grimsley AT: Blog Them Out of the Stone Age URL: <http://warhistorian.org/wordpress/?p=2323> In a previous post, I gave an overview of the Army War College Strategic Decision Making Exercise (SDME). In this and subsequent posts, I will describe various aspects of the exercise as I observed them. Photo credit: USAWC photo lab It is 0800 on Day 2 of the SDME. All eyes turn to SNN for [...]... 11. Hesketh Pearson: True Stories? BY: George Simmers AT: Great War Fiction URL: <http://greatwarfiction.wordpress.com/2010/03/22/hesketh-pearson-true-stories/> The big question raised by Hesketh Pearson’s Iron Rations stories, first published in 1928, is: What basis do they have in fact? To find out, I took a look at his autobiography, Hesketh Pearson By Himself (1965) to see what he said about the book nealy forty years later: My War stories had been written about seven years before they were published, their chief merit being that with a single exception they were absolutely true in substance and detail, their chief defect being that the satire was laboured and juvenile. This claim to truth is confirmed by the chapter ‘Wartime... 12. ** ** Cavalry Corps, 1st Division, 2nd Brigade BY: Jenny AT: Draw the Sword (and Throw Away the Scabbard) URL: <http://www.drawthesword.goellnitz.org/2010/03/cavalry-corps-1st-division-2nd-brigade/> Devin’s Brigade were members of the Cavalry Corps, Buford’s Division. Location: Buford Avenue, Oak Hill Monument Specifications: Bronze marker with a square stone base. Marks the position and action of the brigade. Erected Date: ca. 1912. Inscription: The tablet reads as follows, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC CAVALRY CORPS FIRST DIVISION SECOND BRIGADE Col. Thomas C. Devin 6th 9th NewYork 17th Pennsylvania 3D (2 Cos.) West Virginia Cavalry June 30. Started early for Gettysburg and encountered two Mississippi Regiments and a section of artillery and after a short skirmish proceeded to Gettysburg arriving there as a detachment of Major Gen. Heth’s... 13. Booknotes - "Civil War Arkansas, 1863" BY: email@example.com (Drew@CWBA) AT: Civil War Books and Authors URL: <http://cwba.blogspot.com/2010/03/booknotes-civil-war-arkansas-1863.html> ... 14. Uss New Mexico (Bb-40): First Turboelectric Drive Capital Ship BY: NHHC AT URL: <http://www.navalhistory.org/2010/03/27/history-of-the-uss-new-mexico-bb-40/> Today’s commissioning of the submarine USS New Mexico (SSN-779) provides us with an outstanding opportunity to look back at the history of the first ship to be named after Land of Enchantment, the Battleship New Mexico (BB-40). The Battleship New Mexico made history when it was launched on March 23, 1917 because it introduced turboelectric [...]... 15. Meet Ww Ii Merchant Marine Radio Officer Don Berger BY: NHHC AT URL: <http://www.navalhistory.org/2010/03/31/meet-ww-ii-merchant-marine-radio-officer-don-berger/> Naval History Blog recently caught up with Don Berger who joined the U.S. Merchant Marines in World War II when he was 16 1/2 and became a radio officer the following year. In addition to his service in WW II, Don served in Korea, Vietnam, and Gulf War I. Today, Don is volunteer aboard the [...]... ----- For subscription help, go to: http://www.h-net.org/lists/help/ To change your subscription settings, go to http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=h-war -----