Category Archives: Withrow family

The Ruining of a Reputation

In the Civil War, as in any war, reputations were made and destroyed. Not only did certain individuals rise to prominence or fall to ruin, but so did entire groups of people–sometimes justly, sometimes unjustly. The Eleventh Corps was one … Continue reading

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Death and Taxes

Yesterday was Tax Day.  I dutifully finished filling out all the forms, wrote my checks and got everything into the mail.  This time of year always causes me to reflect on the relationship between me, the government and my money.  … Continue reading

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Here Come the Irish

From 1718 to 1775, more than 100,000 people came from Ireland to the American colonies.  These Irish immigrants weren’t just Irish, they were mostly families that had moved from Scotland and the north of England to Ulster province in Ireland … Continue reading

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