Author: Douglas R. Cubbison

Douglas R. Cubbison is a 1980 Distinguished Military Graduate and Cum Laude History Graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He has six years of active duty and ten years active reserves experience as a field artillery officer in the U.S. Army, leaving the Army as a major. Since 1971, Mr. Cubbison has been active in living history events from the French and Indian War through Civil War. He has previously served as the president of a historic preservation and interpretation firm, as cultural resources manager for the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York; and deployed to Afghanistan as Command Historian with the 10th Mountain Division. He is currently employed as the Curator for the Wyoming Veterans Museum in Casper, Wyoming. He has previously published six books, two monographs, and numerous professional journal articles on topics including military, social and transportation history from the American Revolution through the Global War on Terror. His history of General Jeffery Amherst and the 1760 Campaign in Canada will be released by the University of Oklahoma Press this fall.

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Colonel Lewis Nicola: Soldier, Scientist and Man of Letters (part 1)

If not for a single unfortunate letter that Colonel Lewis Nicola of the Continental Army addressed to Commander-in-Chief General George Washington on May 22, 1782, this accomplished soldier and scholar would be entirely unknown today.  Regrettably, this simple letter has subsequently been wildly misinterpreted by historians, and Nicola today is best remembered as the man […]

by Douglas R. Cubbison