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Feb
06
by J. Horace at 1:30 PM
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"The leader of the Armies of the Southern Confederacy as he looked at the close of the Civil War: General Robert E. Lee, the anniversary of whose birth in 1807 will be celebrated on Friday of this week. From an original negative, now in the collection of L.C. Handy of Washington. Made on the back porch of Lee's House in Richmond, Va., in 1865."

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Feb
06
by John Hartwell at 11:45 PM
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antietam-burnside-bridge-4-gardner-then-and-now-l.jpg
Burnside Bridge in 1862, and as it appears today
[http://swevans.com/burnside-bridge-at-antietam-gardner-then-and-now-2015/]
In the late summer of 1862, the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division of Burnside’s IX Corps was under the command of General Edward Ferrero. The brigade consisted of the 51st Pennsylvania, 51st New York, and 21st Massachusetts regiments, who had been serving...
Feb
06
by timeout at 7:13 AM
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I hope someone will be able to shed some light on the matter. I bought the bayonet from a auction in Canada but I live in Ireland! I think this is a 2nd issue Brunswick Volunteer bayonet, but has a modification which I can not find a reference to. Overall length is 26.75" or 679mm blade length is 22.1" or 561mm. The side of the grip with the mortise slot has been flattened and counter stamped.with the mark N S...
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