Michael K. Shaffer

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Good advice from May 4, 1864, and for today!

Good advice from May 4, 1864, and for today!

Enjoyed speaking for the Kennesaw Historical Society today

Enjoyed speaking for the Kennesaw Historical Society today. Great turnout, introduced by Kennesaw treasure Joe Bozeman, and met a direct-descendant of GMI founder A.V. Brumby!

Stay-tuned for registration details on a KSU four-week course, “The Civil War in Georgia,” at the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersvill…

Stay-tuned for registration details on a KSU four-week course, “The Civil War in Georgia,” at the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, starting January 18, 2018 at 6:00 p.m!

Everyone invited to attend this special ceremony at Shoupade Park!

Everyone invited to attend this special ceremony at Shoupade Park!

Lecture Saturday, August 19 at the Depot in Kennesaw

Lecture Saturday, August 19 at the Depot in Kennesaw.

See everyone tomorrow at the show in Marietta!

See everyone tomorrow at the show in Marietta!

September 2017 ‘The Source’ article. Subscribe to Civil War News at http://www.civilwarnews.com/cgi-bin/Mag_Subscribe.asp

September 2017 ‘The Source’ article. Subscribe to Civil War News at http://www.civilwarnews.com/cgi-bin/Mag_Subscribe.asp

Thanks to Atlanta History Center and Civil War Round Table of Atlanta for a sneak-preview of the new Cyclorama and Texas exhibits this…

Thanks to Atlanta History Center and Civil War Round Table of Atlanta for a sneak-preview of the new Cyclorama and Texas exhibits this evening. Wonderful work!!

Great time promoting our upcoming courses with Quentin Thomas at College of Continuing and Professional Education at KSU Open House this…

Great time promoting our upcoming courses with Quentin Thomas at College of Continuing and Professional Education at KSU Open House this evening!

Register for this evening’s Open House at the KSU Center via this link, attend tonight, sign-up for the Grant & Sherman Course and receiv…

Register for this evening’s Open House at the KSU Center via this link, attend tonight, sign-up for the Grant & Sherman Course and receive a discount. Discounts also available, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. today on the course textbook. See you this evening! https://kennesaw.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=course.classinformation&coursenumber=ASPE1035&_ga=2.6549874.1171570692.1501771597-2102529969.1492703065

Gravesite of Arnoldus Vanderhorst Brumby at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cartersville. Brumby founded GMI in Marietta

Gravesite of Arnoldus Vanderhorst Brumby at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cartersville. Brumby founded GMI in Marietta.

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U.S. Grant died July 23, 1885. Speaking of the man on the day of his passing, former Major General Grenville Dodge stated, “Grant was the first commander who gave the North to understand that he would use the force placed under him for all it was worth.”

July 15, 1870, Georgia rejoins the Union; the last of the former Confederate states to do so

July 15, 1870, Georgia rejoins the Union; the last of the former Confederate states to do so.

Monthly column for the ‘Civil War News.’ Subscribe today at http://www.civilwarnews.com/cgi-bin/Mag_Subscribe.asp

Monthly column for the ‘Civil War News.’ Subscribe today at http://www.civilwarnews.com/cgi-bin/Mag_Subscribe.asp

Exploring Camp McDonald, one of Kennesaw’s hidden gems

Patriotic cover for this morning’s church bulletin

Patriotic cover for this morning’s church bulletin. If you seek a church home, join us at Kennesaw United Methodist; services Sunday morning at 8:30, 9:45, or 11:00.

Moon’s Station

Moon’s Station. James Andrews and the raiders stopped outside Big Shanty, at Moon’s Station, and cut telegraph wires and stacked cross-ties on the track.<p>Andrews believed it imperative to maintain the normal speed of 16 mph, and stay on schedule to avoid arousing suspicion., so he was in no great hurry to continue northward.<p>When Conductor William Fuller and company arrived on foot, and saw the downed telegraph lines, they began to realize perhaps this was not an act from Confederate …

New course announcement. Register now at http://bit.ly/2spEsUv or call 470-578-3508

New course announcement. Register now at http://bit.ly/2spEsUv or call 470-578-3508.

I enjoyed speaking with the Genealogy Society of Cobb County Georgia on Tuesday evening! As a reminder, the course on 'Researching the Civil War,' starts October 4 in Roswell. Please see the attached flyer, and call 770.640.3855 to register. #civilwar

Enjoyed speaking to Cobb Genealogy Tues. Course 'Researching the Civil War,' starts 10/4. Register 770.640.3855. @RoswellHistoric #CivilWar https://t.co/Twj08FXQ5U

As darkness settled over the Kennesaw battlefield on today’s anniversary, I thought back to what the soldiers who fought there had…

As darkness settled over the Kennesaw battlefield on today’s anniversary, I thought back to what the soldiers who fought there had experienced earlier in the day.

Battle of Kennesaw Mountain fought 153 years ago today

Battle of Kennesaw Mountain fought 153 years ago today.

‘Researching the Civil War,’ tomorrow evening at 7 in Marietta

‘Researching the Civil War,’ tomorrow evening at 7 in Marietta.

Visited the Governor Zebulon Vance (Civil War governor) monument in Asheville, NC, today, before speaking with a group this evening. #civilwar

Special six-week course on the final year of the war starts July 25 at Barrington Hall in Roswell

Special six-week course on the final year of the war starts July 25 at Barrington Hall in Roswell. Call 770.640.3855 to register. Course fee: $125; call 770.640.3855 to register.

My daughter, studying abroad with Kennesaw State this summer in Ireland, snapped a few photos of Brigadier General Thomas Meagher sites i…

My daughter, studying abroad with Kennesaw State this summer in Ireland, snapped a few photos of Brigadier General Thomas Meagher sites in his hometown of Waterford. I guess this serves as a long-distance Father’s Day present!

Spent the day leading a group from the American Civil War Round Table Australia on a tour of the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

Spent the day leading a group from the American Civil War Round Table Australia on a tour of the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park.

I will discuss Civil War research techniques during the June 27 meeting of the Genealogy Society of Cobb County Georgia

I will discuss Civil War research techniques during the June 27 meeting of the Genealogy Society of Cobb County Georgia.