Born in February 1842, I am the artistic son of an artist father and mainly known for my paintings of Confederate battlements around Charleston Harbor. My parents and I lived in Rome, Italy when the war broke out, but as both Dad and I were fervently patriotic Virginians I returned that same year to the Confederate States and enlisted in...
Confederate Private Alexander Bailus West married my 4 x 1st cousin, Nancy Land in Wilkes County, NC; Feb.4, 1857. On November 26, 1858, their son, Thomas Harvey West was born. Alex mustered into Company K 53rd NC Infantry on 4/30/1862. His Captain and 1st Lieutenant were his cousins, William J., and Thomas C...
I had thought that Major General Gordon Meade was the highest ranking general to be buried at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia, but I was wrong! Not only is there a lieutenant general buried in that cemetery, but he was a Rebel! Yes, Lieutenant General John Pemberton, the defender of Vicksburg is also laid at rest there. It is one of those...
The contest will be kinda/sorta/maybe like a 64-team college basketball tournament. For the first week I’ll post eight groups of eight photos. Then everyone votes for their favorite of each group. The four photos with the most votes from each group will advance to the second week.
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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.
glad you liked my post, not everyone did. i got carried away and strayed from keeping it within historical bounds. it's a hot button issue with
me. i'm sorry to those who were offended and thank those who weren't.
ps. central pa, amish? i'm from the northeast coal region, which has quite a history of it's own.