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...
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...
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,
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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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.