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On the Calendar:  Saturday, 10/17/2015
CIVIL WAR BOOK AUTHOR: One of the most surprising and humiliating defeats in the United States' military history, the Red River Campaign narrowly missed turning the tide of the entire Civil War. This pictorial volume, written in an engaging tone, relays the full story of the conflict. Led by the former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Union Army invaded the Southern Red River Valley with 32,000 men. They anticipated little trouble from the Confederates-whom they outnumbered nearly four to one-and even painted names of the towns they planned to conquer on their wagons, such as San Antonio, Houston, and Galveston. The men in blue did not expect a battle until they reached Shreveport, the Confederate capital of Louisiana. On April 8, 1864, the Confederate Patton, Gen. Richard Taylor, launched a devastating attack near Mansfield with 8,800 men. By nightfall, the Yankee soldiers were no longer discussing victories in Houston, Dallas, or even Shreveport-they were running for their lives. Complete with maps, period photographs, and firsthand accounts from soldiers, Richard Taylor and the Red River Campaign of 1864 serves as a definitive resource for historians or anyone seeking knowledge on this daring operation. Samuel W. Mitcham, Jr., is the author of more than forty history books, which have received praise from Publishers Weekly and British Army Review. In addition to writing articles for the Journal of Soviet Military Studies, he has appeared on the History Channel, CBS, National Public Radio, and the British Broadcasting Network. Mitcham has lectured at West Point, Air War College, and the General Staff College of the Marine Corps. He also taught geography and military history at Henderson State University, Georgia Southern University, and the University of Louisiana at Monroe, where the freshman honor society named him professor of the year. Mitcham received his BA in journalism from Northeast Louisiana University and later earned his MS and PhD. He lives in Monroe, Louisiana. Calendar

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Report: Controversial golf analyst Feherty out at CBS

Controversial golf analyst David Feherty reportedly out at CBS

      
 
 

Wed, 2 Sep 2015 00:05:01 -0400
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'I think his swing its indicative of what John is about.'

      
 
 

Tue, 1 Sep 2015 14:13:22 -0400
Spieth threw out the first pitch at Fenway

Watch Jordan Spieth throw out the first pitch at Fenway Park

      
 
 

Wed, 2 Sep 2015 08:08:38 -0400
Playoff events practice for players until East Lake

Potential problem for FedEx Cup: Top players tempted to skip tournaments leading to East Lake

      
 
 

Wed, 2 Sep 2015 01:22:44 -0400
Witness: It's a 'miracle' John Daly is still alive

Witness says it's a 'miracle' John Daly is still alive after collapsed lung

      
 
 

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:35:51 -0400
Day overpowers the field, wins at The Barclays

Jason Day overcomes bad back to take another trophy at The Barclays.

      
 
 

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 19:02:12 -0400
FedExCup Playoffs begin with The Barclays

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Tiger Woods in contention at Wyndham Championship

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Best of the PGA Championship

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Photos from the Quicken Loans National

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