Category: Battlefield

Remembering My brother Christopher A. McBee and his Silver Star

A remembrances of my younger brother on Memorial day 2020.

Don’t Forget – Starts Today! Free – Civil War and Frontier History – “Rough Enough”

Are you a history buff? Like the Period 1860 – 1885? Montana Indian Wars? Dakota Territory Gold Rush? Ordinary Soldier Tales from the Civil War? ” Rough Enough” It’s free – Dec. 5 -9, 2019! Get the book! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HCQNBB0?tag=sa-sym-new-20&linkCode=osi&th=1&psc=1 “Rough Enough” the fascinating and… Continue Reading “Don’t Forget – Starts Today! Free – Civil War and Frontier History – “Rough Enough””

Ghost Fire by Wilbur Smith, with Tom Harper: Book Review

Ghost Fire by Wilbur Smith My rating: 5 of 5 stars I enjoyed the book thoroughly! It surprised me in being a novel about India and the American French and Indian War, but as usual, the master of historical fiction brings it all together… Continue Reading “Ghost Fire by Wilbur Smith, with Tom Harper: Book Review”

Voices from Vietnam by Barry Denenberg: Book review

Voices from Vietnam by Barry Denenberg My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is an excellent book for the post-Vietnam conflict era reader to gain insight into a very complex 30-year war that dragged the French and then the Americans into a conflict that… Continue Reading “Voices from Vietnam by Barry Denenberg: Book review”

Choosers of the Slain by James H. Cobb: a book you’ll want to read!

Choosers of the Slain by James H. Cobb My rating: 4 of 5 stars Here’s to the US Navy’s response to G.I.Jane and a techy introduction to twenty-first century naval warfare. In an environment more hostile than outer space, America’s Amanda Garrett, Commander of… Continue Reading “Choosers of the Slain by James H. Cobb: a book you’ll want to read!”

War Monuments: History – Who We Are and What We Believe

Dear Readers,  As a Civil War book writer, “Rough Enough” Richard Clow’s Civil War and Frontier Experiences, 1864 – 1885 with letters I have a number of qualms about the blanket removal of a number of Civil War historic statues and monuments. Yes, there… Continue Reading “War Monuments: History – Who We Are and What We Believe”

See you At Northwest Book Festival!

It’s here this weekend! The Northwest Book Festival in Portland, OR 30th of July, Pioneer Courthouse Square! Check it out! I’ll be there! With three books to sign for buyers! Here’s my author site! What time????  3:30 – 5:00PM What books??? 1. “The Ghosts… Continue Reading “See you At Northwest Book Festival!”

Book Review! “All Brave Sailors” by J. R. Carr

Just when you thought you knew everything about the 1st and 2nd WW’s. Here’s a book that opens our eyes to the terrors of the deep for marine merchant sailors during the First and Second World Wars! It also bares the horrors of war… Continue Reading “Book Review! “All Brave Sailors” by J. R. Carr”

Richard Clow’s Interest in the 56th Mass.? – The Crater – July 1864

Thinking back to some of the reasons why Richard Clow may have enlisted in the 56th Mass. Infantry in 1865, one of the items he notes in his February letter to his sister is that the 56th was “cut up badly” and needed replacements.… Continue Reading “Richard Clow’s Interest in the 56th Mass.? – The Crater – July 1864”

February 23, 1865 – Richard Clow’s Letter Speaks from the Past!

Two pictures of the fortifications at Petersburg from each side’s perspective helps us understand some of Richard Clow’s written coments in the section of the letter written on 23 Feb, 1865.

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