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John Gibbon and Strategy

Posted November 5th, 2016 at 07:57 PM by Viperlord (Viperlord's History Blog)

John Gibbon, a North Carolinian West Pointer who remained loyal to the Union and very ably led troops throughout the war, is one of my favorite figures of the American Civil War. He is not someone I ever talk about in relation to strategy, because he spent most of the war as a division commander, briefly attaining corps command at the end, and early on of course, forging and leading the famed Iron Brigade. Consequently, I was pleased to come across a campaign plan proposed by none other than John...
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List of Spanish and Portuguese Conquistadores

Posted October 29th, 2016 at 01:43 PM by Piccolo
Updated November 2nd, 2016 at 12:25 PM by Piccolo

PŠnfilo de NarvŠez- Born in Spain; first came to Jamaica in 1510. Participated in the Spanish colonization and conquest of Cuba.


List of conquistadors on wikipedia:
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Notes on Texas

Posted October 22nd, 2016 at 01:49 PM by Piccolo
Updated October 22nd, 2016 at 01:58 PM by Piccolo

Sam Houston- First President of Texas

Lamar- Second President of Texas

BUSINESSMAN- Ross Perot got rich from his old company EDS (electronic data systems). I think he worked for IBM in the 1950s. Ross Perot was born in TexArkana. Now he is a Republican, for some reason.
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Still Learning

Posted October 20th, 2016 at 04:58 PM by Viperlord (Viperlord's History Blog)

Partly out of idle curiosity, partly because it might inform my next major post on Ulysses S. Grant when that happens, I was going through the Official Records. Particularly, I was going through correspondence in early 1864, curious to see some of the process of Grant planning and evolving his 1864 strategy. In my recent post on Grant of course, I consequently talked about Grant's three pronged-attack in Virginia, featuring George Meade, Benjamin Butler, and Franz Sigel as the principal commanders,...
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A review of "Who rules the World?"

Posted October 4th, 2016 at 11:29 AM by Piccolo
Updated October 10th, 2016 at 02:57 PM by Piccolo

Here, I will post a review of Noam Chomsky's "Who rules the World"?

Per usual, Noam Chomsky covers American and world foreign policy, history, and re-iterates some of his usual points.

William Polk (son of noted diplomat Frank Polk, and distant descendant of President James K. Polk) is a noted foreign policy consultant who is referenced by Chomsky in this work.

Thus, topics covered are Neo-Liberalism, the reponsibility of intellectuals, wage slavery,...
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