H-War Content

Fort Washington: Even the Founders Made Mistakes

For all their achievements, even America's Founders were capable of mistakes. Shown in this photo, one of those is considerably important; a photo[1968 or 9] of Fort Washington in Maryland, along the Northeastern banks of the Potomac River.

[While not my most successful photography], It does display one of the more remarkable colonial era Forts, preserved quite complete, now by the National Park Service.

Its location on the North side of the Potomac is across from George Washington's estate at Mt. Vernon, on the Virginia South riverside.

Marine Corps History, Summer 2017

Articles

The Last to Fall: The 1922 March, Battles, and Deaths of U.S. Marines at Gettysburg

Richard D. L. Fulton and James Rada Jr.

 

The Legend of Suicide Charley: Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, and the Battle for Henderson Field, 24–25 October 1942

Major Gary Cozzens, USMCR (Ret)

 

Royal Marines Commandos at Limbang, 1962

Captain Derek Oakley, MBE, RM

 

Re: Hand Grenade of the Month for July 2017

Dr. Kuehn, your point on the American Civil War is well-taken. I just finished Ronald White's "American Ulysses" to refresh myself on postwar politics, and it was truly depressing to accept the reality that, for almost a century, Grant (despite his nickname) was the only president who really made an effort to make the "phase IV" gains stick. I also think that a society's coherence/stability making it more susceptible to unconditional surrender makes sense.

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H-War Book Reviews

Author: 
Douglas Egerton
Reviewer: 
Geoffrey Jensen

Jensen on Egerton, 'Thunder at the Gates: The Black Civil War Regiments that Redeemed America'


Douglas Egerton. Thunder at the Gates: The Black Civil War Regiments that Redeemed America. New York: Basic Books, 2016. 448 pp. $29.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-465-09664-0.

Reviewed by Geoffrey Jensen (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, College of Security and Intelligence Studies)
Published on H-War (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Philip Levy
Reviewer: 
Lindsay Chervinsky

Chervinsky on Levy, 'George Washington Written Upon the Land: Nature, Memory, Myth, and Landscape'


Philip Levy. George Washington Written Upon the Land: Nature, Memory, Myth, and Landscape. Morgantown: West Virginia University Press, 2015. 224 pp. $22.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-940425-90-0.

Reviewed by Lindsay Chervinsky (University of California, Davis)
Published on H-War (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
John C. Fredriksen
Reviewer: 
Katrina Ponti

Ponti on Fredriksen, 'The War of 1812: U.S. War Department Correspondence, 1812-1815'


John C. Fredriksen. The War of 1812: U.S. War Department Correspondence, 1812-1815. Jefferson: McFarland & Company, 2016. 488 pp. $95.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7864-9408-8.

Reviewed by Katrina Ponti (University of Rochester)
Published on H-War (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Suzanne Geissler
Reviewer: 
Scott Mobley

Mobley on Geissler, 'God and Sea Power: The Influence of Religion on Alfred Thayer Mahan'


Suzanne Geissler. God and Sea Power: The Influence of Religion on Alfred Thayer Mahan. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2015. 280 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61251-843-5.

Reviewed by Scott Mobley (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Published on H-War (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
G. W. L. Nicholson
Reviewer: 
Nicholas Sambaluk

Sambaluk on Nicholson, 'Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1919: Official History of the Canadian Army in the First World War'


G. W. L. Nicholson. Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1919: Official History of the Canadian Army in the First World War. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2015. 676 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7735-4617-2.

Reviewed by Nicholas Sambaluk (Air University)
Published on H-War (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey