Footnotes in History: Major Peter Burgoine

Diving into the minutiae of history. Some call it research while others, procrastination. I prefer to think of it as inspiration. History is my source for inspiration, and it tends to be the small things that attract my attention. The information you can find in footnotes can be veritable gold. There’s the main historical account and then there are these nuggets of information that don’t quite fit in with the  narrative, but were fascinating for the historian nonetheless. It’s like a impromptu “by the way did you know” anecdote; an invitation to explore the rabbit warren. The gaps in history…