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.


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


Caption This! Week 13

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Caption This!


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...

meme winner week 13

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

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.


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

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