Did you know Confederate photographer George Cook took the world’s first combat photo on September 8th, 1863? Cook took this photograph of the monitors USS Weehawken, USS Montauk, and USS Passaic as they attacked the Confederate batteries at Fort Moultrie. Cannon smoke can be seen surrounding the ships' turrets. But what happened to these three...
Battery A, Chicago (Illinois) Light Artillery witness cannon at the Shiloh National Park Museum is identical to the witness cannon they left at the Vicksburg National Park!
This is the Shiloh one
Chattanooga, Tennessee. Adams Express office, the Crutchfield house with Cameron Hill in the distance. CREATED/PUBLISHED
Caption from negative sleeve: Adams Express Office (Chattanooga, Tenn.).
The Crutchfield House, Cameron Hillin distance, Chattanooga, Tenn.
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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.
I hope all is well. This weekend I picked myself up a Spencer Serial #12760. I want to do some research on the rifle. I saw from another post that you have Roy Marcot’s book before I try and find a copy, I was hoping if you could tell me if there is any reference to a block of serial numbers in his book. Also I was wondering if you could point me in the right direction regarding research. Thank you.
Up late researching...writing. Would like to think GG Grandad Capt. Robt. B. Bartleson (109th Ill. Inf.) and his seven brothers would approve of snd derive a sense of pride in knowing the effort Ive put forth during my life in learning and teaching; so that people will know who they were and what they believed and what they were willing to sacrifice in order to achieve...yeah...its that late....