Civil War

You’ll Be Surprised At What Started The Battle At Gettysburg
The turning point of the Civil War – Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. July 3rd was the final day of the 3-day battle in 1863. It could have gone either way. Luck, good and bad decisions, indecisiveness all played a role in the outcome.
How did two huge armies come together in a small town?
Original Civil War Casualty Numbers Were Wrong
Today marks the 152nd anniversary of the start of the bloodiest four years in American history. For more than 100 years the estimated death toll of the American Civil War stood at just under 619,000. It’s hard to believe but that number is nearly as many American soldiers killed in all the other war…
Why Robert E. Lee Never Returned Home
A little bit of history you may not have known.  As battles during the Civil War intensified in Virginia, Robert E. Lee and his wife fled their estate overlooking Washington, D.C.  In 1863 the U.S. government confiscated the entire 11-hundred acre estate for non-payment of $92 in taxes.
Baseball History You Didn’t Know – Dale’s Daily Data
Baseball has a rich history.  With the All-Star game being played last night I thought we’d go over some of the more unusual historical items in baseball you probably didn’t know.
In the early days of baseball, the umpire sat behind home plate in a padded rocking chair.
Babe Ruth was the first basebal…
Memorial Day, A Day to Reflect
It’s Memorial Day weekend, a weekend filled with parties, picnics and most importantly memorial services. We’ve all heard many times that freedom is not free and this weekend we all should take time to reflect on those great folks that have given their lives to fight …