We Are Not Descended from Fearful Men

We Are Not Descended from Fearful Men

On this day of celebrating our independence, I think it is well to remember its cost. The men who led what the Declaration calls the “united States” (note the capitalization) into rebellion pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor to...
Death of a Pennsylvania Soldier

Death of a Pennsylvania Soldier

Death of a Pennsylvania SoldierWalt Whitman (1819-1892) FromThe Civil War: The Final Year Told by Those Who Lived It The following introduction is adapted from headnotes that appear in The Civil War: The Second Year (edited by Stephen W. Sears) and The Civil War: The...
“Go f@#% yourself!”

“Go f@#% yourself!”

Ukrainian soldier on Snake Island tells Russian officer ‘go (expletive) yourself’ before being killed USA TODAY 2 hrs ago Asha C. Gilbert, USA TODAY Ukrainian soldiers on a small island in the Black Sea had scathing last words before being bombed by a...