Category Archives: Battlefields

Ludlow Massacre Memorial

In 1913, coal miners from southern Colorado went on strike. They formed a large tent colony near the town of Ludlow where they stayed with their wives and children. In early 1914, the Colorado National Guard and units made up … Continue reading

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Chattanooga — Day Three

Chris and I started the morning with some excellent donuts at Julie Darling Donuts. The plain glazed may have been the best I’ve ever had. From there we drove south into Georgia to the damp and nearly-empty Chickamauga National Battlefield. … Continue reading

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Fort Pillow (sort of)

The weather on Christmas Eve was beautiful — finally. We headed for Fort Pillow State Park, a Civil War site I’d never visited even though I’d passed it probably 30 times in my life while heading to visit family in … Continue reading

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Fort Recovery

In 1791, a confederacy of Indian tribes, encouraged and supported by the British, attacked settlements in the Northwest Territories. Territorial Governor Arthur St. Clair led a poorly-trained and poorly-equipped army of militia from Fort Washington (now Cincinnati) into the region … Continue reading

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Battle of Piqua

In the summer of 1780, during the Revolutionary War, George Rogers Clark led a band of 1,000 men across the Ohio River into what is now Ohio. Their objective was a series of Shawnee villages. The Indians, allied with the … Continue reading

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Honey Springs Battlefield

Some people relax by sitting around. I relax by exploring. After three days of relative inactivity, I was ready to explore. I headed off into Oklahoma by myself to visit Honey Springs Battlefield, a Civil War site in McIntosh County. … Continue reading

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The Battle Above the Clouds

One morning before I had to be in the booth, I drove up Lookout Mountain (which was about eight minutes from my hotel) and toured two parts of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. The Battle Above the Clouds … Continue reading

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Minuteman Missile National Historic Site — South Dakota (Part 2)

After visiting the Delta-09 site, we spent the morning touring the Badlands. At 1:00, we headed north to the headquarters of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site — which turned out to be a trailer in the parking lot of a … Continue reading

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Minuteman Missile National Historic Site — South Dakota (Part 1)

After breakfast in the fireworks store, we headed back east two miles to an exit that led to this. They weren’t kidding about the cows either. This one was standing four feet from the road. After about a quarter mile, … Continue reading

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Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

Chris is a coworker of mine who shares my interest in history. He also happened to be in Atlanta at the same conference I was at. We found a couple hours one day and made a quick trip to Kennesaw … Continue reading

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