Say What Saturday? Joe Johnston and Robert E. Lee

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On December 13, 1862, Robert E. Lee won one of the most lopsided victories of the Civil War at Fredericksburg. Ambrose Burnside launched a series of attacks.on Mayre's Heights, none of which had a chance of breaking through the Confederate line. When it was over, the Federals had suffered over 12,600 casualties; the Confederates suffered less than 5,500.

Robert E. Lee had only been in command a little over 6 months when the battle was fought. He had assumed command of the Army of Northern Virginia on June 1. The army's previous commander, Joseph Johnston, had been seriously wounded at Seven Pines. At the time, most people assumed...

CWT Presents Theodore Savas - Presentation Recorded on 7/29/2020

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CivilWarTalk Presents: Theodore Savas
A Live Video Presentation

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 9 pm EDT

The Topic for this meeting is:
Publishing Books about the American Civil War

Theodore Savas is the Managing Director of Historical Book Publisher: Savas Beatie, LLC

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My Confederate flag collection

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This is my Confederate flag collection, what do you think of it so far?














Accouterments of a 10th SC Soldier
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Many years ago I came across this set of accouterments and took a chance on them and I am very glad I did. I recently posted pictures here for another topic on finials and decided to share with the larger audience.

The grouping consists of belt, buckle, canteen, cartridge box and cap box, originally came out of the family and has the name inscribed on the belt. What make this group unique are the carriage finials (sometimes known as button or coin finials), this type of finials was used by many small leather enterprises in North and South Carolina for militia units. These finials are found in early camp sites and battlefields. They are known as carriage finials as they would hold an...

-Forgotten Officer Friday - Colonel William S. Devane

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William Stewart Devane


Born: March 24, 1828

Birthplace: Sampson County, North Carolina

Father: Stewart DeVane 1793 – 1861
(Buried: DeVane Family Cemetery, Sampson Co., North Carolina)​

Mother: Eliza Whatley 1803 – 1889
(Buried: DeVane Family Cemetery, Sampson Co., North Carolina)​

Wife: Laura Murphy 1837 – 1906
(Buried: Oakdale Cemetery, Wilmington, North Carolina)​


William Stewart DeVane Jr. 1861 – 1884​
(Buried: Oakdale Cemetery...​
Forgotten Rebels
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I went with my wife this afternoon to 2 small community cemeteries this afternoon and discovered a few Confederate stone markers that I wanted to share. Once again I was unable to look for their service records on Fold 3.
As long as they are remembered, their service is honored.
In Paris Cemetery



11th Rhode Island, Co. F

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The headquarters of Co. F, 11th RI Volunteers at Miner's Hill,Va. 1862


Discussion Can you identify the person in this CDV and/or the background? A previous owner had a thought as seen on the back of the CDV.

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 ★  -Happy Birthday Brig. General John Edwards - Oct. 24th

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John Edwards


Born: October 24, 1815

Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky

Father: John Edwards 1774 – 1840

Mother: Nancy Geiger 1781 – 1820

Wife: Elizabeth Jane Knight 1811 – 1853
(Buried: Green Hill Cemetery, Bedford, Indiana)​

Wife: Catherine Whisenand

Wife: Mary Burland Beavans 1860 – 1932
(Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia)​


Colonel Eugene Edwards 1835 – 1915​
(Buried: Forest Lawn Memorial Park...​

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