Category Archives: General Musings

Mike’s general musings on history, or other topics.

Remembering Abraham Lincoln

Today is the 203d birthday of our 16th U.S. president – Abraham Lincoln. I have been fascinated with Lincoln for as long as I can remember and have read extensively about his life, presidency and death. This past week I … Continue reading

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RIP: American Civil War Battlefields Facebook Group

Many of you have followed my blog articles via the Facebook group, American Civil War Battlefields. I started this group around four years ago when I first signed up for Facebook. The group had grown to over 6,000 members and … Continue reading

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148th Anniversary of the conclusion of fighting at Gettysburg

Today is the 148th anniversary of the third day of fighting at the Battle of Gettysburg. This battle was destined to become the epic battle in a war of epic battles: Shiloh, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Stones River,¬†Chancellorsville, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold … Continue reading

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High Dynamic Range photos – Is it cheating?

I have been an avid photographer since the late 1970′s. I grew up on Kodachrome 64 and always relished the color saturation and dynamic range the transparencies created – especially in low light with long exposures. While I was slow … Continue reading

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Oak Hill Cemetery -Washington, D.C.

I have been is Washington, D.C. the past two days for work. I found myself with a couple of hours free time before my flight, so I decided to stop by The Oak Hill Cemetery. It is, without a doubt, … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Casino Developers Consider Appeal

As reported yesterday by Eric Wittenburg, the proposed developers of the Mason Dixon Resort and Casino in Gettysburg are considering an appeal. Recently denied approval to build a casino near the Gettysburg National Military Park by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control … Continue reading

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Moms – A Very Important Ingredient for the Soldier

I did not post anything yesterday as I was spending Mother’s Day with my lovely bride. However, I was thinking about how important moms are to the soldier serving away from home. Inevitably they are the soldier’s link to home … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln is 202 years old

Today is Abraham Lincoln’s 202nd birthday. I am in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with my family and walked by a spot, at Marquette University, where Abraham Lincoln had given a speech. Today, I will reflect on the great things that Lincoln did … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from This Mighty Scourge!

As a devout Christian, Christmas holds a very special place in my heart. Tomorrow we celebrate the birth of Christ Jesus who was sent to our world by God. His present to us: forgiveness, love and life forever enduring. I … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving from ThisMightyScourge.com

Greetings friends! Today is Thanksgiving – one of my favorite holidays of the year. During my lifetime, Thanksgiving has been a time to get together with friends and family, watch football games and eat huge amounts of food – with … Continue reading

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