Fewer ads. Lots of American Civil War content!

Forgotten Officer Friday - Brig. General Stand Watie

  • 32
  • 1
Stand Watie

December 12, 1806

Birthplace: Oothcaloga Cherokee Nation (Calhoun, Georgia)

Father: David Uwatie 1773 – 1842
(Buried: Polson Cemetery, Delaware County, Oklahoma)​

Mother: Susanna Reese 1782 – 1832
(Buried: Polson Cemetery, Delaware County, Oklahoma)​

1st Wife: Elizabeth Fields 1808 – 1828

2nd Wife: Isabel Hicks 1813 – 1858

3rd Wife: Eleanor Looney 1816 –...

US Lincoln, Mary Todd - Happy Birthday!

  • 287
  • 6
🎂 Mary Ann Todd Lincoln 🎂
First Lady of the United States
From A to Z
- Women
Lincoln 2.jpg

Born: December 13, 1818

Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky

Father: Robert Smith Todd 1791 – 1849
(Buried: Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Kentucky)​
1862 J.H. Dance .36 Replica
  • 123
  • 5
Howdy folks!

After three years of searching for a replica Pietta 1862 Dance .36 revolver (which Pietta does not market these days), I finally found one.

It is cased with accoutrements. It has a squareback trigger guard which is not historical, but I have a round Pietta trigger guard that should work with maybe a bit of fitting. I expect to receive it by mid-week for further investigation insofar as date code, proofs, etc. I will find out what the accessories are when I receive it.

I paid $300 for it.

There are a few more replica Dance .36 and .44 revolvers where I found this one, if interested, and the prices are very fair.

Any comments will be appreciated very much.



Caption This! week 50

  • 172
  • 28
Caption This!


photo credit: @2rivcob73

Hvy.Arty 20 pdr. Parrott Rifle

  • 30
  • 3
The 20 Pounder Parrott Rifle was one of the heaviest field artillery pieces of the American Civil War. It was highly accurate, cheap to make, and easy to operate. However, it was soon discovered that some Parrott Rifles, particularly the 20 pounders, were prone to bursting... killing and injuring many artillerymen. The cast iron design of these large rifles just couldn't contain the stresses of firing.

  • In Service With:
    • U.S. Army...
Recent Find Goodyears patent match safe
  • 110
  • 1
I found this online recently, I'd been looking for one for some time. It's listed in Lord's Civil War Collectors Encyclopedia. It's a Goodyears patent hard rubber match safe, made by the Novelty Rubber Co between 1855 and 1872. Also pictured is another early rubber matchsafe with the name GB Bohling engraved on the side. Possibly a solider?
I was curious to see if anyone else collected hard rubber items as well? I look forward to hearing any stories, and seeing others collections!

Cherokee County

Meme winner week 49

Latest posts

Fewer ads. Lots of American Civil War content!

CivilWarTalk Bookshop

Visit the

Time Remaining....

until 2020 Spring Muster!
"Bloody Shiloh"

Forum statistics

Latest member
Kevin Knight

Featured Forums

War of the Rebellion Forums
► General History
► Biographies
► Wartime Politics
Battle Forums
► Siege of Fort Sumter
► Bull Run / Manassas
► Battle of Shiloh
► Antietam / Sharpsburg
► Battle of Gettysburg
► Siege of Vicksburg
► War in the East
► Atlanta Campaign
► War in the South & West
► The Naval War
Biography Forums
► Abraham Lincoln Forum
► Robert E. Lee Forum
► U.S. Grant Forum
► Stonewall Jackson Forum
► James Longstreet Forum
► Joshua L. Chamberlain Forum
► Nathan B. Forrest Forum
► George E. Pickett Forum
► William T. Sherman Forum
Women of the Civil War
► Ladies Tea Room
See & Be a Part of History
► Reenactors Forum
► Traveler's Guide
► Civil War Ancestry
The Knapsack
► Uniforms & Relics
► Weapons & Ammo
► Photography
Special Features
16 Special Forums
► Foods of the Civil War
► Period Books & Movies
► Ghosts & Hauntings
► Battlefield Preservation
► Sutlers & Classifieds
► The Civil War from A to Z
Contests & Activities
► Monthly WBtS Trivia Game
► Photo of the Month
► Caption This!
► Throwback Thursdays

Mission Statement

CivilWarTalk is a forum for students and fans of the American Civil War. Our online community of Historians, Skirmishers, Re-enactors, Educators, and Enthusiasts is dedicated to the exchange of ideas and information related to the War Between the States. Our goal is to become the leading resource for every researcher seeking historical information and opinions relating to the American Civil War.

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.

Learn More about the American Civil War

► Who was in the Civil War?
► What was the Civil War about?
► When was the Civil War?
► Where was the Civil War fought?
► Women of the Civil War
► About Gettysburg
► Who was Abraham Lincoln?


Search By Title: