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Lipscomb Norvell and the Seige of Charleston

The Siege of Charleston  in 1780, during the American Revolution,  marked a British shift of focus towards southern colonies. After failing to achieve any advantage in the north, in 1779 the British government sent a combined military and naval expedition … Continue reading

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General Custer Comes to Dinner

Two of the Norvell brothers who served in the Civil War– there were six in total from Michigan– were on the staff of General George Armstrong Custer. Custer had taken command of the Michigan Cavalry Brigade just before the Battle … Continue reading

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