Monthly Archives: November 2015


While I go into the background behind this short story of Ambrose Bierce’s in greater depth in my forthcoming bio of the famous American author, Ambrose Bierce and the Period of Honorable Strife, I thought a word or two would … Continue reading

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No Dog in the Fight: Commemorating the Civil War without an Ancestor

Originally posted on (Legacy) The Gettysburg Compiler:
By Megan McNish ’16 Luminaria. Photograph courtesy of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania NMP. In anticipation of Remembrance Day and Dedication Day this week, we have asked our Fellows why and how they commemorate the…

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Why We Are Is: McPherson vs Bierce

The Pulitzer Prize winning historian James McPherson, in summing up his 900 page history of the Late Unpleasantness, famously observed that after the Civil War our country, The United States of America, which used to referred to in the plural … Continue reading

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