Category Archives: Army

Bozeman Paymaster Prelude 2

My frontier historical novel, Bozeman Paymaster: A Tale of the Fetterman Massacre, will be issued by Five Star Publishing in June 2022. I will post a prelude each month before that date to provide historical facts that occur before the … Continue reading

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Bozeman Paymaster Prelude 1

My new frontier historical novel, Bozeman Paymaster: A Tale of the Fetterman Massacre, will be issued by Five Star Publishing in June 2022. Between now and then, I will post a series of preludes providing historical facts that occur before the … Continue reading

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Bozeman Paymaster Coming Soon

My novel Bozeman Paymaster: A Tale of the Fetterman Massacre, will be released in a  hardcover edition by Five Star Publishing in June 2022. The editing is complete, and the front cover design is finished.Bozeman Paymaster is the story of how in … Continue reading

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Where Were You on Nine-Eleven?

I flew to Kuwait City on September 10, 2001, and checked into the Sheraton Kuwait Hotel. Our joint venture, Combat Support Associates, had successfully completed the first of a five-year contract to maintain the Army’s tanks and weapons systems staged … Continue reading

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On the Railroad 150 Years Ago

Orville Hickman Browning, Secretary of the Interior during the Andrew Johnson administration, had the responsibility of issuing government bonds used to finance the building of the first transcontinental railroad. Browning had earlier completed the senatorial term of Stephen A. Douglas, … Continue reading

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On the Railroad 150 Years Ago

One hundred fifty years ago, one of the most significant events in the construction of the first transcontinental railroad took place. The incident did not involve the physical laying of any track, but it influenced the final work on the … Continue reading

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New Post to “Mad About MG History”

Regular readers of this blog know that I periodically contribute to another blog, Mad About MG History. MG stands for Middle Grade, of course. The purpose of the blog is to provide information for teachers and librarians who are engaged … Continue reading

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WWI at Mad About MG History

Regular readers of my blog know I am a regular contributor to another blog, Mad About MG History, which is devoted to providing information to teachers and librarians who are engaged in educating middle grade students about the joys and … Continue reading

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Will Braddock, Fort Bridger, and Christmas

Will Braddock spent his first Christmas in the far west in 1867 at Fort Bridger, which at that time was still Dakota Territory. I reveal in Chapter 1 of Bear Claws, The Iron Horse Chronicles–Book Two, that Will had wintered-over at the fort with … Continue reading

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Fort Phil Kearny, Wyoming

On September 11, 2016, I spent the day at Fort Phil Kearny, Wyoming, touring the interpretive center, walking the remains of the old fort, and tromping the nearby battlefields. I had this opportunity because I was attending the annual meeting … Continue reading

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