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The war begins

It has nothing (directly) to do with the Rebel attack on Fort Sanders, but today’s 150th anniversary of the Confederate mortar and other shells fired at Fort Sumter in Charleston, S.C., Harbor was the beginning of the war. It began … Continue reading

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Monitors repulsed

The novel’s Sergeant Timothy Chase of the Twenty-Ninth Massachusetts thought he’d seen the future in the 1862 Hampton Roads battle between the ironclads USS Monitor and the CSA Virginia. But the future had a good ways to go yet. Shortly … Continue reading

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