The Seventy-ninth Highlanders, New York Volunteers in the War of Rebellion, 1861-1865. Albany, Press of Brandow, Barton & Co., 1886. [PUBLIC DOMAIN]
I'm working on a regimental history of the 16th Georgia, Wofford's brigade, so am particularly interested in the November 29, 1863 Assault on Fort Sanders. Descriptions usually say that Humphreys Mississippi brigade (formerly Barksdale's); Bryan's Georgia brigade (formerly Semmes'); and Wofford's Georgians assaulted the fort, with Tige Anderson's brigade following up. That, of course, is correct but, as far as I know, no one has ever made a map showing the...
I'm trying to transcribe this Civil War Letter [Broun, William to Roswell Bascom Broun, Charlottesville, VA, December 3, 1860] and there are a few words I can't figure out. This is the last page of a four page letter.
Here is what I have. The question marks in brackets are the words I can't decipher. The author is talking about farming corn and using some sort of machine. "Mulch" perhaps?
...and my crop is a very short one. We have gotten the [?] machine in successful operation. I am told it performs finely. I have not seen it since it has been put to work. Mr. Rice is working it now. I want to move it over and commence working it after Christmas. A man over in Mr. Rice's...
Very interesting photo collage CDV published by Alexander Gardner. All photos I believe were taken c. 1864-1865. I recognize most of them but some I do not believe I have seen before which I will go into in my next posts.
If you want to reference a certain photo, you can use coordinates such as "A1" to identify the first photo at the very top, extreme left.
I loved watching this show man I swear 1990's I miss them days. This was one of the best episodes ever.
A man suffers a heart attack while participating in a Civil War reenactment in Felton, California on May 26, 1990
UPS delivered my 'new' original Colt 1861 .36 Navy round barrel yesterday.
IT FOLLOWED ME HOME HONEY' Then I got THE LOOK...you know what THE LOOK IS...right.
I have to take her to Scotland next spring....but...it really is a nice gun...
Maybe they have guns in Scotland.....
all sn match including wedge, tight action, etc. 100% varnish on grips. civilian model...1863 made..
As has been noted in others threads, the fall is a great time to visit battlefields because it is easier to see thangs that get hidden in the heavier foliage of the summer. Yesterday, I visited the principal monument for the 20th Maine, as well as the flank makers. The left flank marker shows the refused line looking back toward the principal monument. In the right flank marker photo, you can see the statue of brigade commander Strong Vincent atop the 83rd Pennsylvania Monument. With leaves out of the way, I was even able to get a photo with both markers in the same frame.
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