Category Archives: Battlefields

Ludlow Massacre Memorial

In 1913, coal miners from southern Colorado went on strike. They formed a large tent colony near the town of Ludlow where they stayed with their wives and children. In early 1914, the Colorado National Guard and units made up … Continue reading

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Chattanooga — Day Three

Chris and I started the morning with some excellent donuts at Julie Darling Donuts. The plain glazed may have been the best I’ve ever had. From there we drove south into Georgia to the damp and nearly-empty Chickamauga National Battlefield. … Continue reading

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Fort Pillow (sort of)

The weather on Christmas Eve was beautiful — finally. We headed for Fort Pillow State Park, a Civil War site I’d never visited even though I’d passed it probably 30 times in my life while heading to visit family in … Continue reading

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Fort Recovery

In 1791, a confederacy of Indian tribes, encouraged and supported by the British, attacked settlements in the Northwest Territories. Territorial Governor Arthur St. Clair led a poorly-trained and poorly-equipped army of militia from Fort Washington (now Cincinnati) into the region … Continue reading

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