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“Plenty of Fighting Today”: The 9th Illinois at Shiloh by Keith Rocco

“Sent to reinforce the Union left, the 9th was told “There is going to be plenty of fighting today; there must be no cowards.” South of the Peach Orchard, the regiment was ordered to a tree-choked ravine, and found themselves in a race with Confederates for the same natural barrier. The 9th got there first… Confederate commander Albert Sidney Johnston remarked on the Illinois regiment’s stubborn stand as the Arkansas and 29th Tennessee joined the fight. Finally, renewed attacks collapsed the 12th and 15th Illinois on the 9th’s flanks, and with their dead and wounded thick on the ground, the regiment had to withdraw. The 9th suffered 103 killed and 258 wounded on Shiloh’s first day, one of the highest totals of the entire Civil War. Their 90-minute stand helped save Grant’s left, and prepared the way for the great Union counterattack the next day.”

(National Guard)

all jokes aside yall know that the great wall is made almost entirely by chinese creators w the exception of matt damon, whose character was written explicitly to be an outsider in the hopes of bringing an otherwise chinese film to western theaters, and yall are planning to go see it in order to support them, right?

Gonna keep this OC train rolling, this time with a character I drew only once and never touched again! Hopefully drawing Sherbet again after all this time is a good sign, right?

Finally gotten around to rounding out her character a little bit, read more under the cut if you’d like!

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hello guys, gals, and non-binary pals! i never took the time to do this cause i didn’t think anybody cared but then i realized i’m just gonna do it for me :)

my name is megan

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i am 18 years old and a senior in high school

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least favorite subject is math sorry not sorry

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James Longstreet (January 8, 1821 – January 2, 1904) was one of the foremost Confederate generals of the American Civil War and the principal subordinate to General Robert E. Lee, who called him his “Old War Horse.” He served under Lee as a corps commander for many of the famous battles fought by the Army of Northern Virginia in the Eastern Theater, but also with Gen. Braxton Bragg in the Army of Tennessee in the Western Theater. Biographer and historian Jeffry D. Wert wrote that “Longstreet … was the finest corps commander in the Army of Northern Virginia; in fact, he was arguably the best corps commander in the conflict on either side.”

Longstreet’s talents as a general made significant contributions to the Confederate victories at Second Bull Run (Second Manassas), Fredericksburg, and Chickamauga, in both offensive and defensive roles. He also performed strongly during the Seven Days Battles, the Battle of Antietam, and until he was seriously wounded, at the Battle of the Wilderness. His performance in semiautonomous command during the Knoxville Campaign resulted in a Confederate defeat. His most controversial service was at the Battle of Gettysburg, where he openly disagreed with General Lee on the tactics to be employed and reluctantly supervised the disastrous infantry assault known as Pickett’s Charge.

He enjoyed a successful post-war career working for the U.S. government as a diplomat, civil servant, and administrator. However, his conversion to the Republican Party and his cooperation with his old friend, President Ulysses S. Grant, as well as critical comments he wrote in his memoirs about General Lee’s wartime performance, made him anathema to many of his former Confederate colleagues. His reputation in the South further suffered when he led African-American militia against the anti-Reconstruction White League at the Battle of Liberty Place in 1874. Authors of the Lost Cause movement focused on Longstreet’s actions at Gettysburg as a primary reason for the Confederacy’s loss of the war. His reputation in the South was damaged for over a century and has only recently begun a slow reassessment.

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Wiltern Theatre is a 12-story, 155-foot (47 m) Art Deco landmark at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Western Avenue in Los Angeles, California. The entire complex is commonly referred to as the Wiltern Center. Clad in a blue-green glazed architectural terra-cotta tile and situated on a diagonal to the street corner, the complex is considered one of the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in the United States. In the late 1920’s the intersection of Wilshire and Western was the busies intersection in the United States. The building opened in 1931 and was closed after one year of operation. Leased by Warner Bros it was originally know as the Warner Bros Western Theater. The Los Angeles Concervancy, a group dedicated to conserving and protection historical buildings and neighborhoods in Los Angeles started around 1970. In fact, the society had been started just one year earlier in response to plans for the demolition of the Los Angeles library. They saved this building and was considered their first victory. Tom Petty’s first live album was performed here in November, 1985. Prince performed here on May 30, 1986. Santana performed here on October 2, 1986. Jerry Garcia performed here many times around 1985. Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Sufjan Stevens and Bon Iver have all performed under the Wiltern’s retro-cool chandelier. Rickie Lee Jones, Florence + the Machine, Jonsi and David Crosby are among the headliners who’ve put out Live at the Wiltern albums or films. Beck was featured on opening night in 1995 and continued to play at the venue for years. Also: The Black Crows, Joe Walsh, Third Eye Blind, Spandau Ballet, Pavement, Foo Fighters, The White Stripes, The Killers, The Shins, Weezer, Imagine Dragons and Foster the People to name a few.

cle-guy  asked:

Suppose Hoster Tully remains healthy, and opposes Tywin's aggression. What happens?

Honestly, a whole lot. A credible Riverlander defense is not nothing, and it immensely changes the strategic landscape at the end of A Game of Thrones. If Hoster adopts a defense in depth strategy, fortifying narrow river crossings, extending and bushwhacking the Westermen until Robb can reinforce him, then you’ve got a new situation entirely. Robb doesn’t need to declare himself the King in the North. If the combined North-Riverlands army reduce the Lannister fighting strength, either by capturing Jaime as per the original timeline or just inflicting enough casualties so that Tywin can’t quite fight his way through, then Hoster can handle the western theater and Robb can attack the capital and really put the pressure on Tyrion and the Lannisters in the capital.

Hoster, as the senior politician, can be a kingmaker if he wants to. If he invites Stannis to take the Iron Throne, then Hoster can replace Tywin as the senior lord backing the Throne. Hoster could probably persuade Robb to support Stannis, which puts Renly’s 100k army against Stannis’s 65k, and Renly runs the risk of Reachmen and Stormlander lords abandoning his cause once his brother sits the Throne with confidence, especially if Renly hasn’t even bloodied his army yet.

Thanks for the question, Cle-Guy.

SomethingLikeALawyer, Hand of the King

Unidentified young soldier in Confederate uniform and Hardee hat with holstered revolver and artillery saber

The Hardee hat, also known as the Model 1858 Dress Hat and sometimes nicknamed the “Jeff Davis”, was the regulation dress hat for enlisted men in the Union Army during the American Civil War. The Hardee hat was also worn by Confederate soldiers. However, most soldiers found the black felt hat to be too hot and heavy and shunned its use, preferring a kepi or slouch hat

In the Union Army, the most prominent wearers of the Hardee hat during the war were the soldiers of the “Iron Brigade”, also known as the Black-Hats. However, the unadorned, plain and often field-modified Hardee hat was worn by Union troops especially in the Western theater.

THE HATEFUL EIGHT IS QUENTIN TARANTINO AT HIS MOST SOPHISTICATED AND SLOPPY

If not for the reductive and redundant elements, The Hateful Eight would be a masterpiece, combining the adrenaline of modern movies with the verbal sophistication of the older films Tarantino loves. Some of the character exchanges rank among the filmmaker’s best, and they’re frequently being projected to the back seats. For all the effort Tarantino put into broad vistas and sharp cinematography, this story is so dependent on the actors that it’d fit just as naturally in a black-box theater. 

— Tasha Robinson for The Verge