"Our Last Battle": An Account of the Battle of Bentonville

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By Sgt. Walter A. Clark, Co. A "Oglethorpe Infantry," 63rd Georgia Infantry, Smith's Brigade (led by Capt. J. R. Bonner), James A. Smith's (Cleburne's old) Division, Cheatham's Corps, Army of Tennessee. From his memoirs...

President Trump signs bill that makes 2 SC historic sites national parks

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President Trump signs bill that makes 2 SC historic sites national parks
By Emily Williams ewilliams@postandcourier.com
Mar 12, 2019 Updated Mar 12, 2019

Two South Carolina historic sites became national parks on Tuesday after President Trump signed a Congressional...

Book Review My Dear Wife~Letters To Matilda

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My Dear Wife~Letters To Matilda,The Civil War Letters of Sid and Matilda Champion of Champion Hill
Edited by Rebecca Blackwell Drake and Margie Riddle Bearss
Published in 2005
Copyright©2005 by Rebecca Blackwell Drake,Margie Riddle Bearss and Sid Johnson Champion
Self-published and no ISBN
Paperback only...

Dept of East Tenn. Camp of instruction

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Brig Gen Charles P Stone

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General Stone and daughter Hettie

The Red River campaign continues. The Union forces have captured Natchitoches, and are preparing for the next 75 miles up to Shreveport. The river is low, however, and many of their transports and gunboats won’t make it further upriver. Gen. Stone advises A.J. Smith...
Clinch Rifles
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The Clinch Rifles were organized as a militia company on March 22, 1851, from the Clinch Engine Company No. 2.The company was named for General Duncan L. Clinch the commander at the Battles of Withlacoochee [December 31, 1835] and The Cove [March 31, 1836] of The Seminole Wars.The company adopted the motto “Charge Again” after General Clinch’s...

Question about a US Springfield 1864

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I was wondering if anyone could shed a little light on what the St. Johns R. No.11 on the gun stands for?
I know it's in really rough shape but I am curious as to what it is in reference too. Thoughts? Thanks




“You shall go out or I’ll put you out.”

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The Rosa Parks of the 1850’s


Elizabeth Jennings Graham had a remarkable life and quite a tale to tell about “free blacks” living in the North in the years leading up to the Civil War. Her father Thomas L. Jennings (a free black man) was a successful and influential man and highly regarded in the African-American...

Trivia Question 3-20-19 The Colonel and His Pet

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In 1856, a US Army Colonel wrote to his daughter asking for her to send him a kitten as a pet as his had recently died.

Who was that Colonel? What pet of his had recently died?

Credit: @General Casey

Period "Corporal's Kitchen"-Soup Recipes, March 2019

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April is soon to be upon us, bringing a welcomed respite from the harsh cruelties of the winter we have just endured. Some days the weather will be nice, lulling us to our outdoor...

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