15 March 2018

New Essay For Essential Civil War Curriculum

Three Johnny Rebs - POWs at Gettysburg
I just finished my fourth essay for the Essential Civil War Curriculum which is a Sesquicentennial project of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies at Virginia Tech. My latest essay is about the legacy of Johnny Reb. Once it's reviewed and the final edit is completed, I'll post a link.

I've completed about 75% of my next episode of Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Relics. Two things have caused a delay. First, I had a 12 day battle with a kidney stone. Secondly, I've been trying to interview someone closely associated with the subject matter of the next episode, but have been able to make contact. I'm going to have to proceed without that aspect of the topic.

I hope to have the next episode loaded by this weekend. Stay tuned.

02 March 2018

History You Can Touch

I assume  many readers of this blog have watched the recent Churchill film, Darkest Hour. If not, I highly recommend it. As the new vlog and website will focus a lot on relics and "history you can touch", I thought actor Gary Oldman's comments about Churchill's chair were quite timely.



01 March 2018

Relic Hunting Post #172 - Confederate Iron

An interesting video by legendary relic hunter and diver, Steve Phillips discussing some of the Confederate artillery related iron relics he's recovered and preserved over the years.