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I can answer just about any question on early American History. My specialties are the American Revolution through the Civil War/Reconstruction. I also have greater expertise in matters relating to military, political or legal history.

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I have lectured at George Washington University regarding the Civil War, as well as several elementary school Civil War demonstrations. I was also a member of a Civil War reenactment group for about 10 years.




J.D. University of Michigan B.A. George Washington University

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2017-01-11 Indians & Early Americans:

The Pilgrims who first settled the Plymouth colony were a rather small number of people.  The initial group was only about 100 settlers and only grew to about 300 in the first decade.  The land on which

2016-12-13 History Question:

WWII ended with a much weakened set of world powers in Europe.  Britain, France, Netherlands, and others were rebuilding their homelands and could not to much to maintain their colonial empires.  The US

2016-11-06 Ensign during King Philip's war:

Hello,    During King Phillip's War, an Ensign was the lowest ranked officer in an infantry company, just below a Lieutenant.  Ensigns received their commissions from the General Court (which was the colonial

2016-11-06 U.S 1302 1877:

Ok, Helen Hunt Jackson had quite a different view of the Indians.  She was a staunch advocate of Indians in the decades following the Civil War.  In her book, Jackson points out that the Government repeatedly

2016-11-05 U.S 1302 1877:

Hello,    Andrew Jackson was not big on obeying any laws, let alone treaties.  Throughout his life, Jackson regularly violated laws if he deemed it in the nation's self interest.  It's the same reason


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