Baseball Crank
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September 11, 2009
HISTORY: Another September 11

A bit off topic of where most people's heads are today, but my RedState colleague Skanderbeg has written up a fascinating account of the Battle of Plattsburgh, September 11, 1814. It's a characteristic illustration of the confluence of fortune and improvisation that have so often favored American military engagements.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 12:52 PM | History | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0)
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That was pretty interesting. You don't hear about the War of 1812 too much. Care to guess how many Americans are aware that Washington, D.C. was burned by the British at one point? I don't think I want to know the answer to that one.

Posted by: MVH at September 11, 2009 4:53 PM

Thanks for the link Crank. That post was exceedingly well written. Had to forward the link to others.

Posted by: feeblemind at September 12, 2009 2:02 PM

September 11th is also the Anniversary (1973) of the date the CIA overthrew a democratically elected President of Chile.

Posted by: Berto at September 12, 2009 3:46 PM
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