I am just back from an exciting weekend in Gettysburg, attending the Lincoln Forum.  It is a great event, which I commend to anyone interested in Lincoln or the Civil War.  Let me mention some of the high points. John Stauffer spoke about the the Battle Hymn of the Republic.  I thought I knew about…

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Yesterday I attended the memorial service for my history teacher and mentor, Donald Barnard Cole.  It was a wonderful service, filled with music and laughter, stories and tears.  I learned a great deal about Mr. Cole, and thought I would share here some of my own memories of him. I first got to know Mr.…

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