I've not posted for a while, as I've been knee deep in my MPhil to PhD upgrade exam. This is an examination taken about half way though a PhD programme at a British university as a check that you're of sufficient standard to stand a chance of passing a PhD viva. I passed. If you have a choice, don't do your PhD at Imperial College, even if it is one of the best in the world. It's much more stressful than Oxford, King's or UCL.
Whilst busy with my day job (making poly(oxazolines)) I'm preparing my next post. I've located a copy of the map of the Confederate gravesites at Gettysburg. Once I've deconflicted the casualties of Anderson's division on the 2nd and Longstreet's on the 3rd I'll post on where the bodies fell during the Longstreet/ Pickett etc. charge, and the implications of this data.
A google found a short video clip of the same map being used in a TV program (ref). Unfortunately the related clips from the same program talks of 12,000 CS dead in "Pickett's charge", against "General Grant". Oh dear...
Oh, and Foyles bookshop, one of the few UK bookshops to stock a reasonable range of ACW material, have majorly increased their prices, to the point where they're 50%(+) more expensive than amazon even after the delivery costs. I can wait for 5 days to save £11 ($18), thanks.
Expect a proper post in around a week.