CivilWarTalk Throwback Thursday, 7 - 22 - 2021

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Civil War Centennial Commemorative Postage Stamps
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During the Centennial of the Civil War, 1961 - 1965, the United States Post Office issued one new commemorative stamp for each of the five years; as can be seen above on this cover postmarked and dated Appomattox, Va., April 9, 1965 this was the First Day Of Issue for the stamp of that final year. The subjects included: 1961, Fort Sumter; 1962, Shiloh; 1963, Gettysburg; 1964, The Wilderness; and 1965, Appomattox. This Throwback Thursday example has been scanned from my collection of Centennial ephemera and was received as a Christmas present sometime...

A Hawkins Zouave Meets with Sea Nettles

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Here is a picture of Charles F. Johnson who immigrated form Sweden with his parents at the age of 10. He wrote a wonderful diary called, “The Long Roll 1861-1863” and he fought with the Hawkins Zouaves.

Here is a story before he got into an amphibious attack at the Battle of Roanoke.

The boys would take swims in the evening after doing drill in the ocean and he had a very singular adventure by himself. I think it is very interesting to see what any of the boys were up to before they saw the elephant because “all of this” was a ”whole new world” to them. Otherwise, they would have been down on the farm or working in a factory and living in...

The Tuttle Dove

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So, I did a presentation at Andersonville two weeks ago, and so I got a chance to take pictures.

Lots of pictures.

Over 1,500 pictures.

Here's one of the things I took picture of - the mysterious "Tuttle Dove."

Lewis Tuttle was a 29 year old cooper in Maine when he got called to serve his country. His brothers, David and Loren, also answered the call. Loren was injured and had to return to Maine. Turns out, he was the lucky one. Both Lewis and David were captured and ended up at Andersonville.

Neither one survived. Of the three brothers, only Loren would survive the War,

At some point, someone noticed a...

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Brad Quinlin on Surgeon Samuel H. Stout and Confederate Medical Service

Historian, Brad Quinlin, will discuss Surgeon Samuel Hollingsworth Stout and the Confederate Medical Service. As Medical Director of Hospitals for the entire Army of Tennessee, Dr. Stout was responsible for coordinating acquisition of medical supplies and materials; management of doctors and other medical personnel; and the near constant relocation of 60 hospitals in Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi. After the war, Stout taught at the Atlanta Medical College before resuming private practice in Georgia, and then Texas, where he died in 1903. Dr. Stout is best known for developing mobile Civil War hospitals - ones that moved from place to place, as the lines shifted./P>

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 ★ ★  Thomas, George Henry

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George Henry Thomas

Born: July 31, 1816

Birthplace: Newsoms, Virginia

Father: John Thomas 1779 – 1829
(Buried: Thomas Family Cemetery, Newsoms, Virginia)​

Mother: Elizabeth Rochelle 1784 – 1844
(Buried: Thomas Family Cemetery, Newsoms, Virginia)​

Wife: Frances Lucretia Kellogg 1821 – 1889
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, New York)​
Married: 1852 in Troy, New York
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Did the South Have the Right to Secede?

  • 1. Because Civil War generals employed outdated tactics?

    Votes: 15 34.9%
  • 2. Because it lasted four years?

    Votes: 7 16.3%
  • 3. Because death and sickness due to disease were common in that era, especially in cities?

    Votes: 30 69.8%
  • 4. Because the United States did not fully and properly engage its advantage in naval power?

    Votes: 2 4.7%
  • 5. Because Grant was a butcher?

    Votes: 1 2.3%
  • 6. Because Jefferson Davis did not want to admit that the Confederacy was beaten?

    Votes: 3 7.0%
  • 7. Because minie`ball wounds could not be treated with existing medical technology?

    Votes: 12 27.9%
  • 8. Because casualties of both combatants are counted as US casualties?

    Votes: 13 30.2%