Fewer ads. Lots of American Civil War content!
JOIN NOW: REGISTER HERE!

Mullica Hill, NJ Civil War Living History

Brass Napoleon Award ~*~Other Biographies~*~ Voting!

Collection The Ones You Never Forget
  • 286
  • 12
Of all the thousands of relics I have dug over my 47 years of digging, there are just a handful of them where I could walk you right back to the spot I found them. The 5 Confederate plates and the CS spur are the top 6 but all the weapons I have dug are in that category as well.

The B&G short sword was dug at Shiloh in 1978 and knocked my headphones off when I went over it. Its a shame the blade was broken and it was no where to be found even though I went back to the area many times trying to find it, but never did.

The gorgeous little side knife was dug in the CS camps at Farmington...

Berkeley Plantation, Virginia

  • 158
  • 8
Berkeley Plantation is a beautifully preserved estate on the banks of the James River--ancestral home to Presidents Benjamin Harrison and William Henry Harrison. The Federal Army camped here during the Peninsula Campaign, and it was at Berkeley that "Taps" was composed.

20190721_120854.jpg


20190721_120326.jpg


20190721_132918.jpg
20190721_115717 (1).jpg


Willie Johnston of Vermont, the youngest Medal of Honor recipient, is also honored here.

20190721_142154.jpg

Trivia 10-14-19 Who Am I and More

  • 100
  • 0
A West Point graduate and practicing Civil Engineer, I am remembered for the part I played in two of the most memorable battles of the American Civil War. After the second battle, I received little official credit although some assert that my actions saved our army from certain defeat.
Just months later, I was seriously wounded fighting in Tennessee, a wound that caused me great difficulty the rest of my long life. After convalescence, I returned to combat, only to have my horse shot out from under me at Kingston, North Carolina in one of the last engagements of the war.
Who am I?
In what...

CWDigitalDigest Potato Soup, Vol. V, Episode 21

  • 45
  • 4
Oct 9, 2019

In this episode, we pull a recipe from a civilian focused primary source, the American Agriculturist, a monthly magazine for farmers. This potato soup recipe was featured in the April 1865 edition. As you enjoy this warm, simple soup think about all the history and uncertainty unfolding in our country that same month! This is just another way to connect with history on many levels. Thank you to the Waterloo Area Historical Society for their hospitality for this episode.

Website...

Latest posts

What Was the Main Cause of the Civil War?

  • Mainly About States' Rights

    Votes: 27 20.3%
  • Mainly About Slavery

    Votes: 79 59.4%
  • Both Equally

    Votes: 25 18.8%
  • Don't Know

    Votes: 2 1.5%
Fewer ads. Lots of American Civil War content!
JOIN NOW: REGISTER HERE!

CivilWarTalk Bookshop


Visit the
Bookshop

Forum statistics

Threads
105,027
Messages
1,971,304
Members
21,515
Latest member
BettyBottoms

Time Remaining....

000
Days
00
Hours
00
minutes
00
Seconds

Featured Forums

War of the Rebellion Forums
► General History
► Wartime Politics
Battle Forums
► Siege of Fort Sumter
► Bull Run / Manassas
► Battle of Shiloh
► Antietam / Sharpsburg
► Battle of Gettysburg
► Siege of Vicksburg
► War in the East
► Atlanta Campaign
► War in the South & West
► The Naval War
Biography Forums
► Abraham Lincoln Forum
► Robert E. Lee Forum
► U.S. Grant Forum
► Stonewall Jackson Forum
► James Longstreet Forum
► Joshua L. Chamberlain Forum
► Nathan B. Forrest Forum
► George E. Pickett Forum
► William T. Sherman Forum
Women of the Civil War
► Ladies Tea Room
► Women's Biography
See & Be a Part of History
► Reenactors Forum
► Traveler's Guide
► Civil War Ancestry
The Knapsack
► Uniforms & Relics
► Weapons & Ammo
► Photography
Special Features
16 Special Forums
► Foods of the Civil War
► Period Books & Movies
► Ghosts & Hauntings
News-Trade-More
► Battlefield Preservation
► Sutlers & Classifieds
► The Civil War from A to Z
Contests & Activities
► Monthly WBtS Trivia Game
► Photo of the Month
► Caption This!
► Throwback Thursdays

Mission Statement

CivilWarTalk is a forum for students and fans of the American Civil War. Our online community of Historians, Skirmishers, Re-enactors, Educators, and Enthusiasts is dedicated to the exchange of ideas and information related to the War Between the States. Our goal is to become the leading resource for every researcher seeking historical information and opinions relating to the American Civil War.

The American Civil War

The American Civil War, arguably the most traumatic event in the history of the United States, was fought from 1861 to 1865, and was the culmination of sectional issues which deeply divided the country between a pro-Federal government North and a pro-states rights, in the pro-slavery South, whose eleven states formed a breakaway government called the Confederate States of America. The costliest war in terms of human lives, the American Civil War claimed in excess of 620,000 battle or disease-related deaths - roughly two percent of the country's total population, and nearly more deaths than all other American wars combined.

Learn More about the American Civil War

► Who was in the Civil War?
► What was the Civil War about?
► When was the Civil War?
► Where was the Civil War fought?
► Women of the Civil War
► About Gettysburg
► Who was Abraham Lincoln?

AbeBooks

Search By Title:
Top