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Stonewall Jackson Monument (Richmond)

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Stonewall Jackson Monument - Monument Ave, Richmond, VA
©Michael Kendra, 2015.

Battlefield: City of Richmond, Virginia

Location: At the intersection of Monument Avenue
and The Boulevard (now Arthur Ashe Boulevard)​

Map Coordinates: 37° 33' 37.90", -77° 28' 16.69"

Part of: ANV


Artist: William F. Sievers

Date Conceived: November 29, 1911

Planning & Fundraising: Rev. James Powers Smith as president of the The Jackson Monument Corporation...

CWDigitalDigest Sword & Saber Nomenclature - Vol. VI, Episode 2

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Published Jan 15, 2020

Join us in learning the terminology used with the sword and saber. We explore not only the terms used in period texts such as the ordnance manual, but also discuss the terms used by the collector community. Thank you to the Historic Fort Wayne Coalition for hosting us for this episode at Historic Fort Wayne, Detroit.

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Civil War Digital Digest (CWDD) is your first stop for high quality videos on Civil War history, living history and Michigan Civil War history...

Podcast GP's CWTR - #1617 James Scythes - This Will Make a Man of Me

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Gerald Prokopowicz's Civil War Talk Radio Show


Published January 15, 2020

This week Gerry interviews James M. Scythes, author of:

Amazon Books: This Will Make a Man of Me: The Life and Letters of a Teenage Officer in the Civil War
"The story of Second Lieutenant Thomas James Howell."

Each week since October 2004, host Gerald Prokopowicz and a guest discuss the various aspects of Civil War History. Each show consists of an hour...

"It is a glorious time to die!": Accounts of the wounding and death of Lt. Col. Wilder Dwight

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Lt. Col. Wilder Dwight
(Massachusetts Historical Society)

Captain Charles Morse (Co. B) -- “Now came our turn again; Gordon’s brigade was ordered to attack the woods on the right [i.e., West Woods]. We crossed a high rail fence into a lane [i.e., the Hagerstown Pike] and ensconced ourselves behind the fence on the other side within fifty yards of the woods; we had on our left and right two new regiments. We had hardly taken our position when the rebel line came out of the woods, so near you could distinguish the features of the men. We...

Grant, Lewis A.

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Lewis Addison Grant

Born: January 17, 1828

Birthplace: Winhall, Vermont

Father: James Grant 1772 – 1856

Mother: Elizabeth Wyman 1784 – 1875

1st Wife: Sarah Augusta Hartwell 1835 – 1859
(Buried: Harvard Center Cemetery, Harvard, Massachusetts)​

2nd Wife: Mary Helen Pierce 1836 – 1927
(Buried: Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota)​


Augusta Sarah Grant Stone 1859 – 1924​
(Buried: Lakewood...​

Say What Saturday: Preserve the Union!

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Before heading to the CWT muster in Vicksburg in October, I went to New Orleans for a couple of days. In preparation, I of course looked up what Civil War sites I could visit in the Crescent City. One place that came up in my research was Jackson Square in the French Quarter, especially the equestrian monument of Andrew Jackson.

The statue itself has nothing to do with the Civil War – Andrew Jackson victoriously led the American troops in the Battle of New Orleans in 1815, and to honor his deeds, a statue of Jackson was erected in 1856.

However, an inscription can be found on the statue’s pedestal that was...

Foto Friday 1/17

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It's time again for some B&W pictures from reenactment you have been to.

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January Video Discussion: Ulysses S. Grant Memoirs

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