Capt. Charles P. Hyatt, 11/22/1838 - 9/22/1864
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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...

Monument Monday, May 20,2019

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Confederate Soldier on Courthouse grounds at Laurel, Miss.

Header: Confederate Soldiers
Lower left: Erected by the Stephen Dill Lee Chap. U. D. C. Laurel, Miss. March 1912
Lower Right: In Memory of Our Fallen Heroes

Photo taken May, 2019

Markings on Mansfield & Lamb 1864 sword

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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



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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 L Lawhon The Man Behind The Monuments.
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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.

Two of...

Isabella M. Fogg: 5th Corps Nurse Reports on Aftermath of Gettysburg

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"I want you to write to my mother and tell her that I die for my country and if I had another life to live I would freely give it."

....On consulting Dr. Letterman I thought it advisable to continue my services to the 5th corps, as our men there, had suffered severely, and...

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