Doug asked us to make sure we mentioned that the siege of Vicksburg began this day, 150 years ago. And we thank him for it, else it might have gone unnoticed as we tend to think of the Civil War in east coast terms. The War in the west is a sad gap in our knowledge, so perhaps Doug’s request will spur us on to revisit this crucial campaign. An overview of the siege is HERE. Much more interesting information is HERE. I invite you to look at the Confederate order of battle; aside from units from the deep South [...]
Late in the day, I know, but no less heart-felt. New Market Day greetings to all our brethren and sisteren as we pause today to remember those who have marched forward resolutely, crossed fields, charged hills and won the day. An example for us all.
NEVER HEARD OF THIS. Fascinating.
A reprise to our post on Mighty Stonewall at Chancellorsville; ETP0802 sent the link to this fascinating article: Scholars have long questioned whether it was an infection or pneumonia that killed Jackson, who gained the nickname “Stonewall” early in the war and went on to be lionized in the South and feared in the North because of his military exploits. On Friday, the 150th anniversary of Jackson’s death, a trauma surgeon with experience on the battlefield in Iraq and Afghanistan revealed his diagnosis of Jackson’s death after reinvestigating the medical record. After reviewing the 1860s files and subsequent reports, University [...]
Lying scum. Human filth. And a menace to the security of this Nation.
It’s not an “infantry” division. ;-) Still has damn some good pics.
457,000,000– that’s the number of cartridges imported into the U.S. just in January and February of this year. Data also shows that cartridge imports nearly doubled from 2011 to 2012, from 1.6 billion to 2.1 billion. Again, shotgun shell imports increased dramatically during this time as well, from 82.9 million to 116.2 million. Foreign ammo maker Armscor International wants to double its production capabilities to accommodate the growing popularity of its ammunition and firearms. The company recently announced plans to increase its presence in the U.S. by building new production facilities in Nevada. Hell yes. Buy it and stack it, [...]
An alumnus from ’96 passed this along today, with a comment: “Maybe I’m too sensitive, but I just find the article odd. I wouldn’t say a rewriting of history, but an equivocation of the US and the Vietnamese communists. I see more and more things like this coming out of that institute. Why is it they choose places like Vietnam or Cuba, and not say the Philippines. Go tour Corregidor and Bataan instead of getting propaganda.” I find myself nodding my head. What say you?
(Firefly fans will know the quote.) Homemade guns aren’t new, but this one has broken some ground. Think not only of whole guns, but parts too. Magazines. And in the future perhaps, polymer cartridge cases. Liberty always moves faster than tyranny. The free market always out-maneuvers the restrictions put in its path.
ETP0802 sent this in. After a long day of dealing with freaks, weirdos and yahoos– and I work in the Pentagon– I needed a laugh. Unfortunately this isn’t a DuffelBlog article. Anyone out that way care to comment?