Thought this was most appropriate for Memorial Day. Cabinet card from my collection most likely created shortly after the monument was dedicated. Love the hand written caption on the bottom Thank you to ALL OUR veterans past and present
Here's the first 15 card images (front and back, 30 total) of the set of 88 cards (front and back, so 176 images total). For anyone as old as I am, they hold a lot of nostalgia. Maybe you collected them too as a kid...
A.P. Hill reportedly found love several times before he was to marry - but it is the love of Ellen Marcy that provided the most drama because it also brought his past room mate at West Point and future Union General George McClellan into the story. I was particularly impressed with the letter he addressed to...
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Now living in North Texas and loving it. My first book, "Two Brothers; One North, One South" was published in 2008 and sold nearly 4,000 copies. I'm now working on a new book about Bigelow's Battery at Gettysburg on July 2, 1863. Hope to have it completed in the next several months.
glad you liked my post, not everyone did. i got carried away and strayed from keeping it within historical bounds. it's a hot button issue with
me. i'm sorry to those who were offended and thank those who weren't.
ps. central pa, amish? i'm from the northeast coal region, which has quite a history of it's own.