Category Archives: Lincoln

Lincoln on my Mind

April 14, 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. As a military historian I have over the years come to respect Lincoln’s leadership during the Civil War.  As an American historian I admire his astitute political … Continue reading

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John Mason Norvell’s Civil War Memoir 1

John Mason Norvell, the son of Michigan U.S. Senator John Norvell (1789-1850)  and his third wife, Isabella H. Norvell (1804-1873),  was a career soldier.    He entered the service of his county as a 2nd Lt in the 2nd Michigan … Continue reading

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  My focus on Gettysburg this fall has brought to mind, especially at this time of year, the many stories that say the battlefield is haunted. Almost from the days after the battle, there have been reports of  the supernatural. … Continue reading

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