Camp Chase News

Post-bellum Circus flyer for “Old John” Robinson’s Menagerie.

A surprise in Cincinnati

Posted on July 1, 2015 at 2:23 pm

“Early night before last a tiger belonging to the Menagerie of Messrs Robinson & Lake managed to escape from its cage in the building on 7th Street near College in which it was confined and walked leisurely out on Seventh Street unnoticed by any person…and entered the yard of attached to the home occupied by a Mr. Martin. A daughter of Mr. Martin happened to be in the yard at

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  • Bentonville 150th: A Federal perspective

    Posted on June 19, 2015 at 10:10 am

    Battle map

    ARRIVAL It is sunny and warm when, in the mid afternoon of March 20, I arrive at Newton Grove, North Carolina. I take the wrong spoke of the wheel leaving town, but by cutting across on the Bentonville Road gain the highway on which the battlefield is located.  The tents of the sutlers and modern vendors tell me that this is the place, so I turn north.  All the areas

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  • The handmade Enfield in the US Civil War

    Posted on June 11, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    P53 Enfield made by JE Barnett & Sons, London. Barnett was a large supplier of military arms through the Commission House of S. Isaac, Campbell & Co.

    The Industrial Revolution in England began in the mid-18th century. It marks a major turning point in human history; almost every aspect of daily life was eventually affected.  The change from manual labor assisted by draft animals to machine based manufacturing spread through Europe and North America by the 19th century. For the first time in history, per capita income rose faster than the population.  Whether the Industrial Revolution was

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