Railroad Disaster – Gare Montparnasse

Dimitri Rotov over at Civil War Bookshelf has an interesting post on his blog here in response to my two posts on railroads during the civil war: “Were the North and South Equally Matched… On the Rails” here and “Railroad Generalship” here. The dramatic photo on his post is that of a French train whose brakes failed […]

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Chicken Guts

Yesterday, Dimitri Rotov made my day by calling “the Union war effort” “jiggery-pokery.” Ha! This was in reference to my mention of Bruce Catton’s word for it – slapdash – in my post here. I went in search of Civil War slang. This was my favorite find although I’m not entirely sure how to put it in a sentence. […]

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