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Monthly Archives: October 2011

America’s Other Civil War: The Battle for the Heart of Baseball

The United States was born in blood at the tail end of the eighteenth century, with a violent revolution against the king of England. The birth of this new nation saw a new form of government take shape, driven by new approaches to self-government and representative democracy, borrowed in part from classical Greece and Rome. […]


(Note: The is the third in an ongoing grouping of posts dealing with my research on 22nd MVI veteran, draftee and Springfield resident Orrin Cook. See the first post here and the second here.) After much time researching– genealogically, looking in family histories, local records, reaching out to cemetery directors and the like– I finally […]