I wasn't sure where to post this, but since I have a couple of portraits to attach, I figured this forum would be OK. My g-g-grandfather, George Theodore Hyatt, was the second oldest of six brothers who all served the Union. The second youngest, Charles P. Hyatt, was first a (second?) lieutenant, later captain, in the 6th Wisconsin, of...
Recently acquired my first civil war sword and did not notice any markings other than those stamped on the blade. Upon further examination in the sun light I noticed what appears to be an i with blocks at the top and bottom of the letter...anyone have any idea of what it may signify! Tia
When I first came across the tussie-mussie, I expected it to be a reference to a Southern belle throwing an old-fashioned hissy fit. I was wrong! The tussie-mussie is a small flower arrangement compiled of fragrant herbs and blooms and was originally created to ward off body odor and poor...
Charles Luther Lawhon was a nationally known monumental designer, art worker, designer of the Victory arches in New Orleans, the Hynes Memorial Fountain in New Orleans and many others. For many years he was an associate with Albert Weiblen Marble and Granite Co. of New Orleans and later in his short life with the Tennessee Marble Works.
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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.
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.