Four brothers who died in war

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Pvt. David H. G. Wardlaw, Pvt. Samuel Peden Wardlaw, and 2nd Cpl. William Alfred Wardlaw, Company F, "Gwinnett Independent Blues", 24th Georgia Infantry. All 3 enlisted on 24 August 1861 and all 3 died in the war. David died on 1 October 1862 in Burkettsville, Maryland after being mortally wounded at Crampton's...

Foto Friday 3/22

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National Cemeteries exist to honor our fallen. Today we are going to honor those who gave their all in a cause they believed in. These are from Fredricksburg.

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The top number is the grave number and the bottom number is the number of unknown bodies in the grave.

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Caption This! Week 13

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Caption This!

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photo credit: @Jimklag
Sharps New Model 1863 Serial Number identification help
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I have a Sharps New Model 1863 Conversion carbine with the Serial Number C, 16731 (116,731). It has the initials HLK in the forestock.

I had the pleasure of speaking with a Dr. Richard J. Labowskie, M.D. in Philadelphia, who was most helpful, however did not have this Sharps serial number in the records he has.

I purchased this for our Sea...

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Trivia Question 3-22-19 & Bonus

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Nicknames galore

Which Brigadier General of the Union Army, later in the war becoming a Major General, was nicknamed Old Hell Smell; and how (or why) did he receive this monicker?

credit: @GELongstreet

bonus:
Hoosier born, raised and educated, I left home to study Law at Harvard, then practiced law in Ohio...

Sugar and Spice and All That’s Nice

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A dance in rural Georgia, the band strikes up a song.
A lady dancing with a man, what could possibly go wrong?
A wife is watching closely, she’s not “all that’s nice”,
as her anger bubbles over and she grabs a knife.

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Images from an 1878 edition of the National Police...

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