Thursday, February 18, 2010

New Title?

Al Nofi has a new title for my book with some modifications by me:

Broomsticks to Battlefields, being the True and Concise History of Henry Clay Robinett, Captain, USA, in the late Rebellion, with some comment on the social mores of mid-century Americans, the state of military education in the United States, and sundry other subjects, among which may be the First U.S. Infantry, General Ulysses Grant, the battle of Corinth, New Orleans, Freemasonry, Delaware Military Academy, with additional information on courts martial, and military suicide, with some supporting maps and details never before seen in print, published by Mr. Robert Babcock and Deeds Publishing, purveyor or fine offerings in military history.

What do you think?

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

One more for the class!

Okay, Michaela, this time you can't play, sorry!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Okay, Here we go, This week's Photo Contest

For my (HIST101B016 Win 10) students---5 points added to your final grade.  Be the first to identify this photo by posting the correct location here.  This is a tough one and darn well worth your effort!  One again, no help from the Peanut Gallery please!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

An Experiment

While I was in San Diego at the American Historical Association conference I talked to someone who raved about Evernote. ( ).  This is an online access point (think cloud computing here) that allows you to take notes from any computer and deposit them into a central database, but it is much more than that.  You will have to check it out yourself to get the details.  The basic service is free.  Right now I see no need for the advanced services but some of you might.  What I especially like about it is that I can sort and arrange my note cards in any number of ways.

I will let you now how it works for me in the upcoming months.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A Challenge for my HIST101B016 Win 10 Class

Okay, here is the challenge.  Be the first to identify this Civil War location.  Post your ideas here..  This is worth 5 points on your final exam!  You can click on the image for a larger view.  PLEASE no help from the peanut gallery!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

A New Project Begins

Well here we go. My book about Robinett is almost complete; it is time to start focusing upon Vickers. Vonnie Zullos of Horse Soldiers Research is going to assist me once again by seining the Archives in WDC for his records. I am going to, once again, line up one of LTC Peterson’s cadets from the ROTC program at Widener to do some leg work in New Jersey and Delaware. In the mean time, I am developing a bibliography of sources I will need to put my hands on.
Let the fun begin!

Keep History Alive!