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Month: December 2016

Yours Affectionately – October 26, 1862

Yours Affectionately – October 26, 1862

From Yours Affectionately,  C. D. Westbrook   Compiled by: Gary M. Ingersoll, Ph.D. Camp of 120th Regt N.Y.S. near Fairfax Semy Va Sunday Oct 26th 1862 Dear Harriet Your letter of the 19th was duly received. We are still on the same spot upon which we encamped after our return from Upton’s Hill, although we have been daily expecting to remove across the creek to more favorable ground for health about a quarter of a mile distant. The nights have…

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What’s the Big Deal about a Phone Conversation?

What’s the Big Deal about a Phone Conversation?

Why is a phone call between Donald Trump and the President of Taiwan a big deal? I have no doubt that for supporters of the President-elect, this seems like a non-issue and another ridiculous thing to make a big deal about. It was just a call, right? A ‘private call’ between Donald Trump and a foreign leader who wanted to congratulate him. As Trump has pointed out on Twitter, the reality is that the U.S. and Taiwan do have a…

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