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Empire, Power, Identity and Conflict (EPIC) Regional Conference: Call for Papers 2015
The History Department at Mississippi State University are hosting the ninth regional EPIC (Empire, Power, Identity and Conflict, formerly IS/IS) Conference on September 25-26, 2015. We invite graduate students and faculty to submit paper proposals on topics that focus on military history, diplomatic history, political history, international relations, international security, and internal safety.
University of Mississippi,
Center for Civil War Research and History Department in conjunction with WAR-Net
2015 Conference on “Gender, War, and Memory in the Anglo-American World.”
Along the same line, here is what veteran John McElroy wrote about soldiers cleaning their guns. McElroy served in the 16th Illinois Cavalry and later was publisher of The National Tribune
They employed the very brief halt of the regiment in swabbing out the barrels of their muskets very carefully, and removing the last traces of moisture from the nipples and hammers.