When I was in the 10th Grade, I had to write a research paper for history. We were given a list of Civil War topics from which to choose.
- My choice: General Irvin McDowell
- Why?: Because his last name was the same as mine. And wouldn’t it be cool if I was related to someone famous?
Sadly, Irvin is not my long lost 3rd-Great-Uncle or even my 1st-Cousin-4x-Removed. He was just a very unskilled Union general1.Read More »