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Randolph Johnson, Gettysburg's African American Civilian Soldier " Piles Hot Lead "

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Edwin's Forbe's depiction of the long pursuit from Gettysburg. Who knew a small part in the departure of Lee's army from Northern soil would be played by a black civilian?

We have a statue to civilian combatant John Burns, his civilian combatant brother in law Andrew Hagerman...

Civil War Talk Throwback Thursday, 2-21-19

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Thirty years ago today, February 21, 1989 the crew of Glory began a week in another of Savannah, Georgia's "suburbs" called Rose Dhu Island Park where we filmed the Battle of Johnson's Island. After two glorious early Spring days, the night of the 22-23 turned bitterly cold and for the first time in three...

Your favorite spot on Gettysburg battlefield

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*photo by buckeye bill

What is your favorite location on the Gettysburg battlefield and why. MrsMRB favors Oak Ridge because of the tales surrounding Iverson's Pits. I favor Little Round Top for an unknown reason. I just feel at home there in a way. We both feel Gettysburg has some type of magnetism to us, as we...

Capt. Edward R. Outlaw 11th North Carolina & His Lucky Shirt? Unusual Confederate Battle Shirt

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Edward Ralph Outlaw describes the fatal assault on Cemetery Hill at Gettysburg: " a perfect hail-storm of musketry, grape and canister, which made it a slaughter-pen, [we] succeeded in penetrating the Federal line, only to be promptly repulsed, leaving a large number of wounded and unwounded prisoners...


John Singleton Mosby in Photographs and Portraits

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While searching for photographs of Confederate Colonel John Singleton Mosby, possibly better known as The Gray Ghost, for a series of recent threads, I was reminded of the very many photographic (and other) images of the man. While nowhere as much-photographed as his contemporary and nemesis George Armstrong...

Trivia Question 2-21-19 Who Am I?

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I was born in 1832 in LaGrange, Tn. into the Holcombe family. Our pre Civil War travel took us to St.Petersburg, Russia. While in Russia I had a daughter who was the Goddaughter of Czarina Cathrine. At the onset of the War, I used the jewels given to me by the Czar to outfit seven companies of infantry and one of cavalry. I was the only woman...
Recent M1860 Saber purchase
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Here is my pawn shop purchase that I saw under the counter top. While it may be a pawn shop it is a rather large scale Gun store locally that carries an assortment of neat things. The gun store manager was approached by a guy selling some items from an estate of a famous businessman who started many industrial businesses that lasted over a 100+...

Olustee 155th Anniversary Reenactment w/pics & vids

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I stopped by the Battlefield today.....

Captain Drew as a Sergeant with the Chaplain - 28th Georgia

Roll Call

They told me their unit but I forgot it.


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I've been reading some of your older posts about East Tennessee Unionists. Amazing stuff. I'm a retired Marine Corps officer with an interest in the history of my ancestors in the Civil War. My great grandfather (and 5 brothers) were living in Northern Mississippi. Specifically Pontotoc and De Soto. Do you have any insight into Unionist sentiment in Northern Mississippi? My ancestors were likely involved. Thanks.
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I hope all is well. This weekend I picked myself up a Spencer Serial #12760. I want to do some research on the rifle. I saw from another post that you have Roy Marcot’s book before I try and find a copy, I was hoping if you could tell me if there is any reference to a block of serial numbers in his book. Also I was wondering if you could point me in the right direction regarding research. Thank you.
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