Shoot the Brave!

“General Ewell was so impressed by the conspicuous gallantry of a certain Federal cavalry officer in rallying his troops on the field of battle that he ordered his soldiers not to shoot at the man. [General ‘Stonewall’] Jackson later reprimanded Ewell for this quixotic action, remarking shrewdly, ‘Shoot the brave officers and the cowards will… Read More


Honour to…

“Honor to the soldier, and Sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause, Honor also to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field, and serves, ashe best can, the same cause – honor to him, only less than to him, who braves, for the common good, the storm of heaven and the… Read More

The Reliable Volunteer…

“The patriot volunteer, fighting for country and his rights, makes the most reliable soldier on earth.” Stonewall Jackson (1824 to 1863) Stonewall Jackson, byname of Thomas Jonathan Jackson, was a Confederate general in the American Civil War, one of its most skillful tacticians, who gained his sobriquet “Stonewall” by his stand at the First Battle… Read More

Simple Enough…

“The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him hard as you can, and keep moving.” Ulysses S. Grant (1822 to 1885) Original name Hiram Ulysses Grant, he was a US Army general, commander of the Union armies during the late… Read More

A Means for Peace…

“I have never advocated war except as a means for peace.” Ulysses S. Grant (1706 to 1790) Also called Ben Franklin, pseudonym Richard Saunders, he was an American printer and publisher, author, inventor and scientist, and diplomat. One of the foremost of the Founding Fathers, Franklin helped draft the Declaration of Independence and was one… Read More

American Civil War Veterans & Social Networks

Research Paper Title Persistent Social Networks: Civil War Veterans Who Fought Together Co-Locate in Later Life. Background The researchers demonstrate the long reach of early social ties in the location decision of individuals and in their older age mortality risk using data on Union Army veterans of the US Civil War (1861-5). Methods The researchers… Read More