John Cunningham farm.

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The farm is located about two miles from the Wheatfield near Marsh Creek and was used as a Confederate hospital.My wife's gg uncle Beden Bebout who served with the 140th PVI was wounded at the Stony Hill near the Wheatfield and taken to the "Cunningham Barnyard".My research indicates that many of the wounded...

Trivia Question 4-19-19 Once with the Army, forever a soldier? & Bonus

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Born in Independence, Missouri, I was sent to work in Jefferson City. In 1861, when the Union Army occupied the town, I was pressed into service in an Indiana infantry regiment. I was 17 years old back then. For the next few years I travelled with my regiment, accompanying the soldiers on their marches through Arkansas, Louisiana, and Georgia...

18th New York Battery drilling at Fort Williams in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1863

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"A section of Captain Mack's battery was doing routine artillery training." Source.

More information on the battery:

A Letter from Columbian College Hospital, Washington D.C., 1861

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Columbian College building in the background had 844 beds, the tents in the foreground
are part of the much larger Carver General Hospital
It seems incredible just how unprepared the army's medical services were for the task they faced starting...

Sailor's Creek

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I visited the Sailor's Creek Battlefield on April 6. Here are some photos from the Marshall Crossroads and Hillsman House areas.

Pickett's Division was deployed along this road, where they were attacked and routed by Federal cavalry.




The Battle of Fort Pillow (Fort Pillow Massacre)

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The Battle of Fort Pillow (Fort Pillow Massacre) was fought on April 12th, 1864. Fort Pillow is located on the Mississippi River in Henning, Tennessee. This American Civil War battle ended with a massacre of black Federal troops and their white officers attempting to surrender by soldiers under the command of...

Her Name Was Redoshi

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She Survived a Slave Ship, the Civil War and the Depression. Her Name Was Redoshi.​

It has long been believed that a man named Cudjo Lewis was the last living survivor of the trans-Atlantic slave trade in the United States. Now a researcher at Newcastle University in Britain says she has discovered...

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