general meade


Messier 104 - The Sombrero Galaxy by Steven Rosenow
Via Flickr:
Not bad for 35 minutes’ worth of exposure. Say hello to my friend, the ‘Sombrero’ galaxy (aka Messier 104). I’ve waited five long years for this sucker. Tonight, I finally nabbed it! :) 35 one-minute exposures @ ISO3200 using a Nikon D5500 and a 10-inch Meade LX200. Stacked in Deep Sky Stacker and fine-tuned in Adobe Photoshop CS6. Aw hell yes. It feels GREAT to be back in the ol’ saddle again! <3

Washington Along Pennsylvania Ave. Parade To Help Boost The Nation’s Morale - May 23 and 24, 1865, Sherman Later Called The Experience “the happiest and most satisfactory moment of my life.”

President Johnson’s grand review of the Union Army at the end of the Civil War was one of the greatest parades in the Nation’s history. During a 2-day period (May 23-24, 1865), approximately 200,000 troops. led by Gen. George G. Meade on the first day and Gen. William T. Sherman on the second, marched down Pennsylvania Avenue.(Library of Congress, Mathew B. Brady.)

May 23 was a clear, brilliantly sunny day. Starting from Capitol Hill, the Army of the Potomac marched down Pennsylvania Avenue before virtually the entire population of Washington, a throng of thousands cheering and singing favorite Union marching songs. At the reviewing stand in front of the White House were President Johnson, General-in-Chief Ulysses S. Grant, and top government officials. Leading the day’s march, General Meade dismounted in front of the stand and joined the dignitaries to watch the parade. His army made an awesome sight: a force of 80,000 infantrymen marching 12 across with impeccable precision, along with hundreds of pieces of artillery and a seven-mile line of cavalrymen that alone took an hour to pass. One already famous cavalry officer, George Armstrong Custer, gained the most attention that day-either by design or because his horse was spooked when he temporarily lost control of his mount, causing much excitement as he rode by the reviewing stand twice.

Source: The Civil War Society’s “Encyclopedia of the Civil War”

so I’ve been more and more drawn to Asatru recently, especially after realizing that Frigg has been watching out for me for around a year now, but I’m not actively working with anyone besides her at the moment. Still I feel as though I should try to make a good impression, maybe introduce myself, give an offering, that kinda thing. My immediate thought was that a good general offering would be mead but I’m being really careful around alcohol right now and don’t feel comfortable buying some but! I do still have a few ciders in the fridge so I think I’ll offer one of those? I figure they probably won’t be mad at me for an imperfect offering in self-preservation so I think that’s what I’ll go with…maybe with some honey in it? eh I dunno. we’ll see how it goes. 


The AT-AT Imperial Walkers were originally based on the General Electric Walking Truck by R. Mosher (1968) and influenced by Syd Mead’s illustration for a U.S. Steel brochure (circa 1961).

From that Joe Johnston evolved the two legged version, and later a 4 legged version. The final illustration in this post is Ralph McQuarrie’s Imperial Walker.

DeanXReader with Sam and Charlie

Request: Reader is a bit of a history lover and finds it super interesting and she’s British and knows loads about the American civil war from her exams and there’s a ghost to do with it or something and Sam tries to like take charge but she’s stubborn like her bf dean and beats him with finding all the information and filling in gaps in like record time and he has to make her apology cupcakes as a result and dean is just super amused by it cause he knew she knew more than Sam about it all etc?

Request: A fluffy dean x reader? add sam in there too?? please!!!

Request: can u do part 2 of dean x reader w charlie and sam

Part One

A/N: Because it’s a part two, and I never mention the reader being British in the first part, I don’t really make any reference to nationality. Just, ya know, let your imagination run wild.

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So, there always comes a time in every portrayal of a hp character, that you come across the idea of creating their amortentia's. Sometimes its easier then others, but to others its much harder. To help out a bit I thought I would share some of my favorite scents that ive used/ thought about using in the past. Under the cut is 60+ scents that can all be used. Hope this helps! 

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General Meade And General Sedgwick With Staff Officers At Rappahannock Station , March, 1864

Sedgwick was the highest ranking Union casualty in the Civil War

Both armies faced each other in full force at Spottsylvania Court House in the forenoon of the ninth of May, 1864. The Brady cameras arrived with the Government supply trains and perpetuated the historic scenes. While the Union lines were placing their batteries, they were fired on by sharpshooters, and General Sedgwick was killed. His death was a great loss to the Federals, just as Jackson’s had crippled the Confederacy. 

The Project Gutenberg EBook of Original Photographs Taken on the
Battlefields during the Civil War of the United States, by Mathew B. Brady and Alexander Gardner

alfredwaud-deactivated20140818  asked:

*finishes talking with General Meade about his absence and state of mind. Meade suggests he take a few days away to 'clear his mind' and report back by sundown on the 18th when the army will be moving out. He thanks him and pushes all his belongings into his duffel and leaves the camp. Walks back to the town where he'd been the night before and locates the bar. Orders a drink and sits out the way, hoping he might catch a glimpse of her.*

*is bustling about the bar, quickly learning her way around her new job, and spots him in a corner, sending him a bright smile before starting to clear a table*

Publishing: Do I Need a Degree to Get Published?

Anonymous asked: I was told recently that editors/publishers won’t take my fictional writing seriously if I don’t have some kind of degree in english/arts/or creative writing etc. To your knowledge, how true is this? If I were to submit work to a publisher/editor (not entirely sure how that works just yet) would they be less likely to consider my work if I don’t have a university degree of some kind? Thank you for your help!!

Actually, it’s not true at all. There are many successful authors who don’t have writing-related degrees: Michael Crichton (science), John Grisham (law), Danielle Steele (fashion), J.K. Rowling (French), Elizabeth Peters (archaeology), Maggie Stiefvater (history), Richelle Mead (general studies/religion), Diana Gabaldon (science), George R.R. Martin (journalism), Janet Evanovich (painting). There are even authors who made it famous without a degree at all: Jane Austen, Harper Lee, Charles Dickens, Maya Angelou, Mark Twain, Nora Roberts, Truman Capote, H.G. Wells, Gore Vidal, and many more.

Will an agent or publisher take you more seriously if you have a writing-related degree? Maybe, but as long as you know how to write, most agents and publishers don’t much care how you learned. The most important thing is that you manuscript is good, and if it is, they’re not going to toss it aside just because you don’t have a writing-related degree. 

Will a writing-related degree increase your odds of getting published? It can, but only because someone with a writing-related degree probably has a pretty good handle on the craft. However, there are many other ways to learn how to write, and one of them is to just write a lot.

The reality, I’m afraid, is that if you don’t have a writing-related degree, you may not have much luck publishing your first, second, or even third novel. That’s because instead of getting your writing education in a classroom, you’re getting it in the trenches, and part of that–as I said–is to write a lot.

So, make sure your manuscript is the best it can be. Find some beta readers who can give you some feedback and help you improve it further. Make sure it’s as polished as possible before you start to query, and make sure you come up with a blurb that will hook anyone who reads it. All you can do is try, and if you don’t succeed it doesn’t mean you’re a bad writer. It just means you need more practice before you’re ready for publishing, and if that’s the case, write another novel and try again. Keep trying and odds are you’ll get there. :)

Here some posts on publishing for more information about the process:

Where to Begin
Contests, cover letters, and Query Letters
What Agents Do and Why They’re Necessary
Self-Publishing vs Traditional Publishing
Building a Writing Portfolio