January 23 In Civil War History

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On this day in Civil War history
Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag

January 23, 1833 - John Randolph Chambliss Jr, American Brigadier-General (Confederate Army), born in Greensville County, Virginia (d. 1864)

January 23, 1853 - John Wilkes Booth is baptized at St. Timothy's Protestant...

Girl Talk, Or, Our Bilingual Ancestors

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girl talk wedding.jpg

" You're shaking like a blancmange my dear creepmouse. I assure you, passementerie tassles on that dress would put you in a bad box. You can't gammon me your new husband isn't a banging big-bug. I don't see him cutting his stick before the ceremony at sight of you, with or without passementerie tassles. Now...
General John Bell Hood Frock Coat Wool Color: Movie Gettysburg ??
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Movie: Gettysburg
Any idea what color Gray Wool General Hood is portrayed with in the following pictures? To me, it looks almost like a Richmond Gray or almost Brown to my...

The Last Moments of Civil War Soldiers

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Published on Jan 23, 2019

While it is easy to think of those who fought in the Civil War as just statistics on a page, it is important to remember that each soldier was a person whose death impacted others. Join Garry Adelman as he gives four documented accounts of the last moments of Civil War soldiers.

Brigadier General Henry Hopkins Sibley

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Did this as a commission for the Civil War Monitor, figured it's been a while since I shared anything here!

Hope everyone has been doing good, I know I have - hope the new year is off to a good start in the good ol' U.S. of A as well!


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Lee, Jackson day in Lexington
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Here are a few photos taken in Stonewall Jackson cemetery. This was the gathering point for Friday's...
Did I purchase an Irish Brigade musket...by accident?
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So here’s the deal. I purchased a Harper’s Ferry m1816 smoothbore recently. Originally flintlock, it was converted over to percussion at some point. It has no less than 9 initials carved into the stock and that’s honestly what drew me most to it. Now, it also has a lightly stamped N.Y. mark on underside of stock. It also has a D88 stamped on...

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