The first battle of the Ironclads

We visit Fort Norfolk, the location of the Battle of the Monitor and the Merrimack (aka CSS Virginia). This 200+ year old fort is linked directly to George Washington and has been used heavily over the past 200 years! It is an amazing treasure of American History. Intro: 0:00 Inside Fort Norfolk: 0:15 Battle ofContinue reading “The first battle of the Ironclads”

Touring the Gettysburg Address Location

I was lucky enough to get a quick tour of the Gettysburg National Cemetery and found out that the monument that stood where people thought Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address was recently found to be in the wrong spot! I show you where he actually stood when he gave his most famous speech as weContinue reading “Touring the Gettysburg Address Location”

The Death of James Garfield and the Birth of Presidential Libraries

From September of 2020 to June of 2021 I was a working intern for the National Park Service at the James A. Garfield Presidential Library in Mentor, Ohio. I was honored to be able to work at what many consider the first Presidential Library – as Lucretia Garfield had the foresight to save many ofContinue reading “The Death of James Garfield and the Birth of Presidential Libraries”