Antietam: Is it the Most Critical Battle of the War?

Originally posted on Ray's Civil War Corner:
What is the impact of Antietam? The Battle of Antietam makes every list of the Civil War’s greatest battles, in terms of both scale and effects. All know that it was a frighteningly bloody and vicious affair that saw about 3,560 killed and 17,300 wounded within one…

Bookmarked Bits

Originally posted on A.M. Pine – Hearth Ridge Reflections:
An old Milwaukee Brewer’s ticket, a receipt for Goldfish crackers, and a yellowed photograph. Torn-edged Emily Dickinson poems, exotic postcards with black squiggly postmarks from long ago, and fluorescent hued post-it notes. Advertisements, crumpled bits of paper with phone numbers, and love letters. Thank you…

Pleasant Hill Shaker Village in Kentucky

Originally posted on The Müscleheaded Blog:
Today, I have something a little different for you. You might or might not know, –that I have spent much of my life pursuing the study of comparative religions. In particular, I have been interested in religious communities… ……. and have visited many of them along the way.…

DEVOTION

Originally posted on My Window:
DEVOTION he said, the young man at my side “Now I understand.” Sitting in a mighty Cathedral for the first time, this beautiful young man just looked; his eyes followed the marble pillars, the ceilings; work of incredible beauty and strength. I kept quiet whilst he drank it in. After…

While shepherds watched their flocks . . .

  While shepherds watched their flocks by night, All seated on the ground, The angel of the Lord came down, And glory shone around And glory shone around. “Fear not,” said he, for mighty dread Had seized their troubled minds; “Glad tidings of great joy I bring To you and all mankind To you and…

Fiction: East Meets West

Lieutenant Fahy cursed to himself. While he baked in the sun weighing sugar at San Carlos, the rest of his battalion prepared for the field against Geronimo. The assignment of handing out weekly rations to the Apache women was a great slap in the face. Fahy considered leaving the army if he didn’t have excitement…