Ever since the publication now forty years ago of the landmark Gettysburg - A Journey in Time by William Frassanito I have been fascinated by the thought of actually being able to stand where Civil War soldiers had lain "dead on the field". Until now, that idea had largely remained dormant when the happy opportunity came together of having enough time to search,...
I just purchased a glass negative and I am trying to identify the unit (this is a image created from the negative by the seller). My initial thought is that it is of the Dandy Fifth in dress uniform but I suppose it could also be a New York National Guard unit. Can anybody help clear this up and let me know what you see that leads you to your conclusion? I would really appreciate it. I cross posted...
The Great Chase (with thanks to “The Beverly Hillbillies”)
Riding through forest, dodging round the trees,
Hiding in the undergrowth,then running like the breeze.
My men are getting tired, the mules are getting weak,
Push on we must! - cause things are looking bleak.
I feel him getting closer, I know he’ll soon be here,
What am I suppose to do - how can I stay clear?
Do I have to give up? it is time to quit?
This “Johnny Reb” that’s chasing...