Id On Side Hammer Revolver & Knife

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Since I had to evac the flood to the big house in Bham I'm able to get caught up on some items that came in. The Confederate ambrotype was here so I was able to get some BETTER photos. Is this CS soldier is wearing an 1855 Colt Root and the big side knife looks familiar, any clues. The buttons are a dome style but can't make them out which is...

Monument Monday 2-25-2019

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Taking our cue from Foto Friday, let's do some B&W monuments.

11th Mississippi at Antietam
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Company E, 8th Kansas Infantry

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The 8th Kansas mustered into Federal service in August of 1861. It was first attached to the Army of the Mississippi, then assigned to the Army of the Ohio. It finished the war as a unit of the IVth Corps, Army of the Cumberland. They saw action at Perryville, Stones River, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Missionary...

I had no desire to go to Gettysburg this summer, I preferred to shed my tears at home.

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Pennsylvania Lt Governor John Peter Shindel Gobin
former Brevet General Union Army
Civil War Nurse Georgeanna "Georgia" Wade McClellan
sister of Gettysburg civilian victim 'Jennie' Wade
While stories of reconciliation give us hope and warm our hearts, the reality of...

Trivia Question 2-26-19 Super Recruiter

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This Union officer is estimated to have recruited 10.000 young, unmarried men,
who became known as "babies" because of their age.
Name the officer.

credit: @sarladaise

Start with “Bubbles”, Stir with“Spoon”; Watch It Mix and Go Ka-Boom!

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How did a gentleman born in France in 1822 become involved in an incident that would cause an international crisis during the civil war? Meet Charles Camille Heidsieck - - - - -


**Photograph - Vinespair

He was the son of a flamboyant champagne merchant and was a “chip off the old block”. In the...

60th USCT-1st Iowa Infantry Regiment of African Descent or 1st Regiment of Iowa African Infantry

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On October 11, 1863 six companies of African American volunteers mustered into service as the 1st Regiment of Iowa African Infantry. Iowa recruited four additional companies of blacks in Missouri to fill out the regiment. The 1st Iowa would soon be assigned the USCT designation 60th USCT.


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