Company E, 8th Kansas Infantry

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The 8th Kansas mustered into Federal service in August of 1861. It was first attached to the Army of the Mississippi, then assigned to the Army of the Ohio. It finished the war as a unit of the IVth Corps, Army of the Cumberland. They saw action at Perryville, Stones River, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Missionary...

I had no desire to go to Gettysburg this summer, I preferred to shed my tears at home.

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Pennsylvania Lt Governor John Peter Shindel Gobin
former Brevet General Union Army
Civil War Nurse Georgeanna "Georgia" Wade McClellan
sister of Gettysburg civilian victim 'Jennie' Wade
While stories of reconciliation give us hope and warm our hearts, the reality of...

Trivia Question 2-26-19 Super Recruiter

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This Union officer is estimated to have recruited 10.000 young, unmarried men,
who became known as "babies" because of their age.
Name the officer.

credit: @sarladaise

Start with “Bubbles”, Stir with“Spoon”; Watch It Mix and Go Ka-Boom!

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How did a gentleman born in France in 1822 become involved in an incident that would cause an international crisis during the civil war? Meet Charles Camille Heidsieck - - - - -

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**Photograph - Vinespair

He was the son of a flamboyant champagne merchant and was a “chip off the old block”. In the...

60th USCT-1st Iowa Infantry Regiment of African Descent or 1st Regiment of Iowa African Infantry

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On October 11, 1863 six companies of African American volunteers mustered into service as the 1st Regiment of Iowa African Infantry. Iowa recruited four additional companies of blacks in Missouri to fill out the regiment. The 1st Iowa would soon be assigned the USCT designation 60th USCT.

The...

Our Greatest Indulgence And Estrogen Fest, An Era Tribute To Hair ( Warning, Men May Experience Vertigo )

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There's a reason we fall into nostalgic raptures over images where belles floated to balls and rose-bedecked young women blushed. They're just so gosh darn pretty. Unabashedly pretty and were 150 years ago. Like this image, most were representative of a desire to express something. Not politics, a nation torn...

Soldiers and Sailors American Civil War Monument in Vincennes, Indiana

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* The Soldiers and Sailors American Civil War Monument in front of the Knox County Municipal Building in Vincennes, Indiana.

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