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“With Blood the ground is dyed” (Boston 1775)

An interesting history-related post from Boston 1775:

This posting concludes Ebenezer Stiles’s “Story of the Battle of Concord and Lexinton and Revear’s ride Twenty years ago”, a poetic narration of the Battle of Lexington and Concord from 1795.

Yesterday’s installment left off as Patriot militiamen were massing above the North Bridge in Concord.
The British troops with victory flushed
In wars by sea and land
Scorned their foe the often crushed
Deemed naught could them withstand
They’d fain repet to their farmer foe
The lesson taught that morn
That George’s vengeance is never slow
To who treat his laws with scorn

The ...

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Medieval Ship Remains in Ground over Funds (About.com European History)

An interesting history-related post from About.com European History:

In 2009, builders discovered the remains of a medieval ship buried and preserved beneath a warehouse in Talinn. Radiocarbon dates on wooden fragments revealed the ship was built between 1210 and 1280, and experts realised that over half the ship was intact. This makes it the best preserved medieval ship ever found in Estonia, and a rich ground for archaeologists. However, the ship is staying buried for the time being, because there simply isn't the money in the relevant budgets to dig. What will happen is a special protected status will be placed on the boat, so it's ready for ...

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Beyond Leading Boots on the Ground (Blog Them Out of the Stone Age)

An interesting history-related post from Blog Them Out of the Stone Age:

This piece is part of a Washington Post On Leadership roundtable on fixes that could help attract, develop and retain better military leaders.  (Follow the link for the other roundtable responses.) Senior military leaders are sometimes asked, “What keeps you awake at night?” A simple answer is the prospect of failure of the U.S. military [...]

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Image: Omagh ground zero (Beachcombing's Bizarre History Blog)

An interesting history-related post from Beachcombing's Bizarre History Blog:

Beachcombing has had to miss writing a serious post today because of the arrival of his second-born at the local hospital. He thought that, in lieu of that ‘serious post’, he would offer instead this extraordinary photo from Omagh in Northern Ireland 1997 – a celebration of what it means to eat, breathe and read good books. The photo was taken seconds before a Republican bomb, stashed in the trunk of the red car, went off killing twenty nine including many of those pictured. The camera was later retrieved from the rubble.

Tomorrow back to bizarre history…

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