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West Point at 215, Graduates Defend and Serve the Nation

(This essay was originally published as “West Point Going Strong at 215,” in the Newport Daily News on March 16, 2017.”) As the U.S. Military Academy at West Point celebrates its 215th anniversary, the ever-uncertain international security environment and the … Continue reading

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Climax at Appomattox

(This essay was originally published as “Defeat, denial, and surrender,” in the Newport Daily News, April 9, 2015.) Despite the victory delusions of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, the fortunes of the South deteriorated dramatically in March 1865. Gen. Robert E. … Continue reading

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The Battle of Gettysburg: the Turning Point

 (This essay was originally published in the Newport Daily News on July 1, 2013)         In probably the greatest land battle ever fought in the Western Hemisphere, Union and Confederate forces clashed at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1-3, 1863. During these … Continue reading

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