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...
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...
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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I'm doing an image of the CSS Arkansas running the Union Fleet. Built a few 3D models to put it all together but cant seem to get a consensus on what ships were actually involved. One map doesn't show any of the City Class ironclads and another says there were up to 39 union ships. I have the Benton, Essex, Hartford and some others but have you come across any research that states which ships were involved?