Wig-Wags

Journal of a graduate student in military history and the American Civil War

Additional Page – “the milestones”

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I’m adding another new page called “the milestones” available here or on the navbar. Like the new page mentioned in the previous post, I need a place to store key dates / developments in military history. The primary focus will initially be on American military history.

I’m currently reading about American military history in the period from 1815-1860 and it’s amazing to see the chronology of developments leading up to the American Civil War. These fall into a number of categories: political, technological, military, etc.

I have made just a start this evening but will continue to update.

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Written by Rene Tyree

May 3, 2008 at 10:14 pm

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  1. The peacetime Navy expansion mentioned for 1816 caught my eye. There was, during the early half of the 19th century, a strong “Navy” movement in America. Author James Fenimore Cooper (yes, Last of the Mohicans) wrote two works in 1839 as part of this movement – a history of the navy and “Old Ironsides” about of course the USS Constitution. Writing a graduate paper some years back, I was impressed the Cooper’s History of the US Navy included discussions which sounded much like Alfred Thayer Mahan’s writing some fifty years later.

    caswain01

    May 6, 2008 at 11:27 am

  2. VERY interesting. I’d like to get my hands on those books. Will look to see if Google has them digitized. Thanks for passing along!

    Rene

    Rene Tyree

    May 6, 2008 at 1:39 pm


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