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Posted on Apr 9, 2005 in Armchair Reading, History News

Armchair General Supports a Fallen Marine

At the request of soldiers (current and past) in our forum, Armchair General is honored to help recognize a great tribute to one of America's fallen heroes. If you have a few minutes to spare, you can watch a memorial video, or leave a message of support in the family's guestbook.

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Posted on Mar 20, 2005 in Armchair Reading

WebOps (March 2005)

Welcome to WebOps, Armchair General's first original content website column! I am the WebWarrior, Jim H. Moreno, and here you will find links to the best in military history that the Internet has to offer. From topics covered in the current issue of Armchair General magazine, to interviews with military historian webmasters, WebOps aims to help guide you through the online minefield of bad sites to get to the good ones.

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Posted on Feb 23, 2005 in Armchair Reading

WebOps: Brothers in Arms (February 2005)

Welcome to WebOps, Armchair General's first original content website column! I am the WebWarrior, Jim H. Moreno, and here you will find links to the best in military history that the Internet has to offer. From topics covered in the current issue of Armchair General magazine, to interviews with military historian webmasters, WebOps aims to help guide you through the online minefield of bad sites to get to the good ones.

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Posted on Jan 25, 2005 in Armchair Reading

WebOps (January 2005)

Welcome to WebOps, Armchair General's first original content website column! I am the WebWarrior, Jim H. Moreno, and here you will find links to the best in military history that the Internet has to offer. From topics covered in the current issue of Armchair General magazine, to interviews with military historian webmasters, WebOps aims to help guide you through the online minefield of bad sites to get to the good ones.

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Posted on Jan 2, 2005 in Armchair Reading

Confederate Boys and Peter Monkeys

Throughout much of the 19th and early 20th century, boys were preferred for many mining jobs because they were more willing to obey orders from older men, they could be paid less for the same work that men do; and often they came from homes where they were the sole breadwinner, (such as a widow’s home), and thus were desperate to get and keep a job to support their family. These boys were sometimes called “Peter Monkeys,” possibly in imitation of the term “Powder Monkeys,” used for the boys who carried bags of powder from the magazine to the firing deck on navy war vessels."

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