Fort Monroe | Jefferson Davis’ Final Years

Fort Monroe was the center of many important historical events during the U.S. Civil War. Being that it was so far south, yet controlled by the Union in the north, made it even more pivotal with things like enslaved “contraband”, the first battle of the ironclads, and later the imprisonment of Jefferson Davis. The CasemateContinue reading “Fort Monroe | Jefferson Davis’ Final Years”

Podcast Ep48: The ACTUAL Hero of Gettysburg never got his credit

Brigadier General Strong Vincent played a KEY ROLE in winning the Battle of Gettysburg. We’ll give you one guess who told the now famous Joshua Chamberlain where to hold the line at Little Round Top. Yup…(then) Colonel Strong Vincent. Join us as we explore the life and history of a lawyer from Erie, Pennsylvania –Continue reading “Podcast Ep48: The ACTUAL Hero of Gettysburg never got his credit”

American Civil War Museum Virtual Tour – Richmond, Virginia

TLDR: This museum is FANTASTIC! You should go. We got to visit the American Civil War Museum in conjunction with the White House of the Confederacy and it made the perfect day trip with our family. This is an incredibly well done museum with interactive exhibits for kids. Learn something? 🎥 Donate a cupContinue reading “American Civil War Museum Virtual Tour – Richmond, Virginia”

The Civil War White House of the South – Richmond, Virginia

We visit the White House of the Confederacy and home to Jefferson Davis and his family for 4 years in Richmond, Virginia. The fact that this civil war mansion was preserved for hundreds of years and that we walked where Davis (and President Lincoln) walked was amazing. Learn something? 🎥 Donate a cup of coffeeContinue reading “The Civil War White House of the South – Richmond, Virginia”

African American Medal of Honor First

Sergeant William Carney was the first African American to be awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Civil War. I was honored to make a video about him. Intro: 0:00 Elmwood Cemetery: 1:03 West Point Memorial: 3:07 Sergeant Carney’s Actions: 5:18 Sgt Carney Historic Marker: 12:41

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”