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...
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...
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
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The American Civil War
The American Civil War, arguably the most traumatic event in the history of the United States, was fought from 1861 to 1865, and was the culmination of sectional issues which deeply divided the country between a pro-Federal government North and a pro-states rights, in the pro-slavery South, whose eleven states formed a breakaway government called the Confederate States of America. The costliest war in terms of human lives, the American Civil War claimed in excess of 620,000 battle or disease-related deaths - roughly two percent of the country's total population, and nearly more deaths than all other American wars combined.