Dee Notaro's Blog Posts Tagged 'Military History' (6)

Memorial Day USA

Added by Dee Notaro on May 30, 2015 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Coats of Arms and Heraldry

Heraldry is the profession, study, or art of creating, granting, and blazoning arms and ruling on questions of rank or protocol, as exercised by an officer of arms. Heraldry, the word, in its most general sense, encompasses all matters relating to the duties and responsibilities of…

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Added by Dee Notaro on January 24, 2015 at 5:30am — 12 Comments

Memorials, Tombstones and Cenotaphs

What is the difference between a cemetery and a graveyard? Graveyards are in the "yards" of churches.  The use of tombstones may go back to the belief that ghosts could be weighed down. 

The difference between Union and…

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Added by Dee Notaro on November 29, 2014 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

Sgt. Major Daniel Daly

Sergeant Major Daniel Joseph Daly was born 11 November, 1873 in Glen Cove, New York to  Daniel John Daly and Ellen Donovan -- presumably both were born somewhere in Ireland?

Daly was twice awarded the Congressional Medal of…

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Added by Dee Notaro on November 1, 2014 at 6:00am — 7 Comments

Origin of the Word 'Deadline'

Deadlines were common forms of crowd control in military prisons of the Civil War era, especially open stockade type prisons. What constituted the deadline varied widely from prison to prison. At many prisons, such as Andersonville, Camp Lawton, Camp Douglas, and Florence, the…

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Added by Dee Notaro on June 4, 2014 at 4:00am — 5 Comments

The Greatest Murphy of Them All

Audie Leon Murphy (20 June 1925 – 28 May 1971) was one of the most decorated American combat soldiers of World War II, receiving every military combat award for valor available from the U.S. Army, as well as French and Belgian…

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Added by Dee Notaro on May 26, 2014 at 4:30am — 6 Comments

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