Traveling Tidbits

Ironclad Coffee – A Cozy Richmond Cafe

In the heart of the Shockoe Bottom district, on a quiet sector of East Grace Street, sits your next favorite coffee destination in Richmond, Virginia. Ironclad Coffee was established in 2015 with a wealth of knowledge in the art of brewing a great cup of coffee. Ryan O’Rourke is the pioneer of this noble endeavor… Continue reading Ironclad Coffee – A Cozy Richmond Cafe

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Rocky & Carlo’s Restaurant & Bar – Comfort Food and Community

After you’ve spent the day touring through the Chalmette battlefield, I can guarantee that you’ll be ready for a decent meal and a place to rest your feet. You can find that just down the road at a little place called Rocky & Carlo’s Restaurant and Bar. Don’t let the outside fool you. This place… Continue reading Rocky & Carlo’s Restaurant & Bar – Comfort Food and Community

Battles in the West, Portraits of Privates, Traveling Tidbits, Women in the War

Chalmette Battlefield – Nexus of Wars

Those who know their Civil War history, will know that New Orleans was barely fought over in 1862. The city was practically handed over to the Federal Army. The same can’t be said for a battle that occurred just outside of New Orleans earlier in the century. Made infamous by a terribly inaccurate song by… Continue reading Chalmette Battlefield – Nexus of Wars

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Siné Irish Pub in Richmond – “This Is It!”

There are probably hundreds of places to eat in Richmond. Like New Orleans, New York, or Atlanta, you can find just about any genre of food somewhere in this big city. And while this post is a day late for Saint Patrick’s Day, let me tell you about a neat little place where you can… Continue reading Siné Irish Pub in Richmond – “This Is It!”

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The Full Story of the Civil War – The American Civil War Museum and other Richmond Museums

Within view of the James River and nestled beside the historic Tredegar Iron Works in Richmond, sits a museum that is not to be overlooked. The American Civil War Museum offers a well-rounded and engaging learning experience for all those who have an interest in the defining era of our country’s history. American Civil War… Continue reading The Full Story of the Civil War – The American Civil War Museum and other Richmond Museums

Portraits of Privates, Traveling Tidbits

Confederate Memorial Hall – Civil War Material Culture History in NOLA

New Orleans draws tourists from all over the country and the world for its unique and diverse cultural experience. The city itself changed hands between the French, Spanish, and Americans enough times that a bit of each of them rubbed off on the Crescent City. Not to mention the Irish and the German played important… Continue reading Confederate Memorial Hall – Civil War Material Culture History in NOLA

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Roma in Richmond

If you’re touring the Seven Days Battle battlefields around Richmond (see Part 1 and Part 2 on this blog), I highly recommend that you take the entire day to do so. You’ll want to walk all the trails and give yourself plenty of time to soak in the history. That being said, you can either… Continue reading Roma in Richmond

Battles in the East, Traveling Tidbits

Seven Days Battle, Touring All Six Battlefields – Part 2

To see Part 1 of this blog series, Click HERE Union General George McClellan had left the scene. Again. Defying the odds, newly appointed Confederate General Robert E. Lee had successfully pushed Fitz John Porter’s V Corps out of his secure position along the ridgeline at Gaines Mill. Now at dawn on June 28th, 1862,… Continue reading Seven Days Battle, Touring All Six Battlefields – Part 2

Battles in the East, Traveling Tidbits

Seven Days Battle, Touring All Six Battlefields – Part 1

Richmond, along with holding the title of the former Confederate Capital, is absolutely packed with history, especially Civil War history. One could easily spend a week in this massive city and still have missed a few places. Three campaigns took place in and around the city between the years 1861 and 1865, most of the… Continue reading Seven Days Battle, Touring All Six Battlefields – Part 1

Civil War Trivia, Gab About Generals, Portraits of Privates, Traveling Tidbits

Shrouded Veterans – Remembering the People of the Past

In my studies, I have the amazing opportunity to learn about extraordinary efforts and projects carried out by other historians. Whether that project is writing a book, preserving a battlefield, or creating more awareness about our country's past, I enjoy seeing their progress and rooting for them on the sidelines. One such project has become… Continue reading Shrouded Veterans – Remembering the People of the Past