Author Archives: Michael Ahern

The Role of the Federal Government during the Civil War
C. W. Tidbits

The Role of the Federal Government during the Civil War

It truly is ironic.  One of the issues surrounding the basis for Southern secession was the belief that the federal government …Read the Rest

Dog Tags
C. W. Tidbits

Dog Tags

The need for dog tags in the U.S. military was brought about with the Civil War.  Identifying dead soldiers became a real …Read the Rest

Memorial Day 2011
Battlefields

Memorial Day 2011

Each Memorial Day Americans rightfully take the time to reflect on those who have fallen and made the ultimate sacrifice. . …Read the Rest

Great Contemporary Non-Fiction books on the Civil War
C. W. Tidbits

Great Contemporary Non-Fiction books on the Civil War

Three of my favorites ( in no particular order): —Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War by Tony Horwitz —This …Read the Rest

Question #1…
C.W. Forum

Question #1…

Was the Civil War fought primarily because of slavery?

Best road touring bike maps around!!!
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Best road touring bike maps around!!!

If anyone is interested in phenomenal bike maps for trips throughout the country then you need to contact the folks at …Read the Rest

Mileage. . .
Bike Tracker

Mileage. . .

Arlington National Cemetery to Charleston, SC by car is about 540 miles.  Biking will of course be a bit more …Read the Rest

An unbiased approach to the American Civil War
National Civil War Museum

An unbiased approach to the American Civil War

click on the following: http://nationalcivilwarmuseum.org/index_1.php

How can I follow Michael on his trip?
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How can I follow Michael on his trip?

Daily updates will be provided on my whereabouts. . .from Arlington to Charleston-done GPS style!

America’s First Common Experience
The Importance of the Civil War

America’s First Common Experience

As a high school American history teacher for the last ten years I am always searching to present history in …Read the Rest

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