Category Archives: Battlefields

Birkenkopf (Rubble Hill)

Our daughter and son-in-law were amazing tour guides. Our plane landed at 9:10. We connected with them about half an hour later. We made a quick stop at their apartment to drop off luggage, and by 11:15, we were out … Continue reading

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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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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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Battle of Piqua

In the summer of 1780, during the Revolutionary War, George Rogers Clark led a band of 1,000 men across the Ohio River into what is now Ohio. Their objective was a series of Shawnee villages. The Indians, allied with the … Continue reading

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