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.
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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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
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
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