Eric Mills is the author of Chesapeake Bay in the Civil War and Chesapeake Rumrunners of the Roaring Twenties. His articles have appeared in Naval History, Proceedings, Chesapeake Bay Magazine, and other publications. He lives near Easton, MD.

Articles by Eric Mills

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Pieces of the Past

By Eric Mills
August 2021
Seventy-five years ago this July, mushroom clouds—billowing, towering, weirdly majestic in their terrible magnitude—filled the sky for the first time since the Hiroshima-Nagasaki bombings that had ended World War II ...

Pieces of the Past

By Eric Mills
February 2021
A movement sprang up to show support for the POWs and those missing in action. The effort grew to be an early-’70s cultural phenomenon: the Vietnam POW/MIA bracelet.
Marines on Wake Island fire a .30-caliber Browning machine gun on 23 December 1941—the final day of fighting—in this illustration by artist Albin Henning.

On Our Scope

Eric Mills
December 2020
There are arch-foes whose names remain forever linked: Montcalm and Wolfe. Holmes and Moriarty. And, of especially enduring interest to us, Nelson and Napoleon. Arguably even more than the obvious ...