Trivia Question 2-28-19 Who Am I?

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I was always adventurous and by 1855, at age 21, when living in Illinois, I decided to walk across Wisconsin, a hike that took four months. Although I attended- and actually taught in college- I never earned a degree. At the start of the war, I enlisted as a Private in an Infantry unit but was soon elected Sergeant Major and a month later...

Freedom Under the Confiscation Act: What the "Emancipation Paper" Said and What It Threatened -Black History Month

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Daily dispatch
Monday, Sep 01, 1862
Richmond, VA
Vol: 23
Page: 2

We all know that the March 1862 Confiscation Act allowed the Union Army to free slaves who had been employed in the service of the Confederacy. In this article from a secessionist paper is reprinted the "Emancipation...

“Boys, the command is no longer forward, but now it is follow me!” (part 1)

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Alois Bachman was born on May 17, 1839, in Madison, Indiana. He was the 6th of 7 children (Emily, Narcissa, Louisa, Julia, France's, Helen), and the only son of Alois and Emily Bachman. Both parents had been born in Switzerland and were early immigrants to southern Indiana. (As an interesting...

Willard Marker—Have you been there?

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From Waymarking:

The 2nd Corps, 3rd Division, 3rd Brigade was also known as Willard’s Brigade. During the battle of Gettysburg, it served as a member of Hays’ Division in the Second Corps, Army of the Potomac. The unit was commanded by...

4TH Great Grandfather's GAR Uniform Banner

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I Just started researching this for my mother, she has had it for quite a while and wasn't having much luck.William D. Niles served in Company E of the 16th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment during the Civil War.


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" About 3 Feet 6 High, Could Ride Anything on Four Legs.. ", Jimmy Dugan Vanishes Into The War

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Mysteries, marveling and bearing witness to History- trifecta with these old treasures. Bugler Jimmy Dugan, here in familiar early-war wear at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania in 1861 looks like he should have a skinned knee, sagging socks and soccer cleats. That bugle and uniform look like someone's mother made an...

Newton, Massachusetts Civil War Monument

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For those who do not know me, one of my interests is the role of Massachusetts in the war, as it is my home state. I have a particular fondness for this memorial since I am originally from Newton.

The monument, which consists of the obelisk in the background and then the section in the foreground where the tablets...

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