The Cowpens National Battlefield Marked the 242nd Anniversary of the Battle of Cowpens with a Terrific Living History Event

I was supposed to end my recent road trip on Friday, 13 January 2023 and return to Savannah, but I noticed on social media that the Cowpens National Battlefield was having a 242nd Anniversary of the Battle of Cowpens event on Saturday and Sunday, 14/15 January, so I extended my trip and stayed in Gaffney,… Read More The Cowpens National Battlefield Marked the 242nd Anniversary of the Battle of Cowpens with a Terrific Living History Event

Visits to Fort Dobbs in Statesville, NC and Historic Camden in Camden, SC

Two other historic sites that I visited during my Greensboro, NC; Columbia, SC; and Cowpens National Battlefield Road Trip were Fort Dobbs, a French and Indian War era historic site in Statesville, NC and Historic Camden, an American Revolution historic site in Camden, SC. Historic Camden had been on my list of places to visit… Read More Visits to Fort Dobbs in Statesville, NC and Historic Camden in Camden, SC

Visits to the Richard Petty Museum in Level Cross, NC and the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, NC

In addition to the historic sites and zoos that I visited during my Greensboro, NC; Columbia, SC; and Cowpens National Battlefield Road Trip, I also stopped at the Richard Petty Museum in Level Cross, NC and the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, NC. The Richard Petty Museum The Richard Petty Museum in Level Cross,… Read More Visits to the Richard Petty Museum in Level Cross, NC and the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, NC

A Visit to Guilford Courthouse National Military Park in Greensboro, NC

One of the major stops on my Greensboro, NC; Columbia, SC; Cowpens National Battlefield Road Trip was the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park in Greensboro, NC. Over the past few years, I’ve visited other American Revolution Southern Campaign sites such as Cowpens, Kings Mountain, Moore’s Creek, and Musgrove Mill, but Guilford Courthouse had long been… Read More A Visit to Guilford Courthouse National Military Park in Greensboro, NC

Coastal Georgia Fortifications: Fort Morris in Sunbury

Fortification: Fort MorrisLocation: Sunbury, Liberty CountyConflicts: American Revolution, War of 1812Visited: 11 December 2022 A blog project for 2023 is to visit historic fortifications in Coastal Georgia and document them with blog posts. This weekend, to get the project started, I visited Fort Morris in Sunbury. Throughout 2023, I’ll be visiting more forts along the… Read More Coastal Georgia Fortifications: Fort Morris in Sunbury

The Jacksonville Naval Museum/USS Orleck, Fort Caroline, and the Jacksonville Zoo – Overnight Jacksonville Road Trip Radio Report; 13/14 November 2022

On Sunday and Monday, I took an overnight road trip to Jacksonville to visit the Jacksonville Naval Museum/USS Orleck (DD-886), Fort Caroline, and the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. Even though a cold front moving through brought cloudy skies, it was still a good weekend and I enjoyed visiting a new museum ship, walking the trails… Read More The Jacksonville Naval Museum/USS Orleck, Fort Caroline, and the Jacksonville Zoo – Overnight Jacksonville Road Trip Radio Report; 13/14 November 2022

History, Mountains, and Waterfalls – Northeast Georgia and Northwest South Carolina Mini Road Trip Radio Report; 8-10 October 2022

Since the beginning of October brought a lot of stress, a short road trip was in order, so I took a short road trip up through the Central Savannah River Area to Northeast Georgia and Northwest South Carolina over the weekend. The first day of the trip was a pleasant drive up through the Central… Read More History, Mountains, and Waterfalls – Northeast Georgia and Northwest South Carolina Mini Road Trip Radio Report; 8-10 October 2022

Civil War History and a Visit to the Riverbanks Zoo – Columbia, SC Overnight Road Trip; 18/19 September 2022

I took an overnight road trip to Columbia, SC on Sunday and Monday, visiting the Rivers’ Bridge State Historic Site in Erhardt, SC on the way to Columbia and visiting the Riverbanks Zoo and Saluda Factory historic site in Columbia before heading back to Savannah on Monday. I had never visited either Rivers’ Bridge or… Read More Civil War History and a Visit to the Riverbanks Zoo – Columbia, SC Overnight Road Trip; 18/19 September 2022

Book Review: The Forgotten Fleet: The Story of the British Pacific Fleet, 1944-45

I just finished reading John Winton’s The Forgotten Fleet: The Story of the British Pacific Fleet, 1944-45 about the Royal Navy in the Pacific Theater in the closing stages of World War II. Often times, the most mention you get of the Royal Navy in the Pacific in 1944 and 1945 is that they were… Read More Book Review: The Forgotten Fleet: The Story of the British Pacific Fleet, 1944-45