Lieutenant Willam Henry Pohlman, 59th N.Y., " Not While I Have My Sword Arm Left " July 2, 1863

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Snip from one of several Sneden Gettysburg maps, no idea if the 59th New York's position is included but cannot be very far out of frame. So many regiments, so many stories. Easy enough to miss them. ( edited now to include the position of the 59th, thanks very much Ernie Mac )

Lieutenant Polman's death of wounds received July 2nd, 1863 wasn't singular or even notable. Nurses reported empty beds or unfamiliar faces on pillows where an hour previously they'd dressed wounds for another soldier. His story was probably much the same ' gallant ' death as more men than we can fathom.

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From William's obituary. " Speak his name...

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Trivia 12-18-13 What Regiment

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This regiment was formed in August 1861, the recruits being from their state’s northern counties. As part of the ANV, we fought in various well-known battles. To name just a few: Seven Pines, where our division commander publically complimented us for conspicuous gallantry; South Mountain, where we held a very important position and inflicted heavy loss upon the enemy, thus keeping back the Yankees for several hours; Sharpsburg, where our colonel was killed and our lieutenant colonel first wounded and then captured, resulting in our major, despite his wound from South Mountain, taking command. We hardly saw any action at Fredericksburg, but we took part in Jackson’s famous flank march –...

Period Baltimore Egg Nog

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Dinner Series [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

From “How to Mix Drinks, Or The Bon-Vivant’s Companion”, by Jerry Thomas, New York, 1862:

Baltimore Egg Nogg (For a Party of Fifteen)

Take the yellow of sixteen eggs and twelve table spoonfuls of pulverized loaf sugar and beat them to the consistence of cream. To this add two thirds of a nutmeg grated and beat well together then mix in half a pint of good brandy or Jamaica rum and two wine glasses of Madeira wine. Have ready the whites of the eggs beaten...

Photos of bugles in use

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Photos showing bugles are few and far between. Does anyone here have a CDV or tin type of a bugler with his bugle? Attached are a few photos found on line. In addition, Chris Nelson's NSTCW 2003 article showed 9 time period photos and a 1988 publication Photographs of American Civil War Cavalry had 4 more photos.

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Monument Monday - 12-17-2018

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A couple photos of Union flank markers at Gettysburg
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General Shelby's Pet Battery, and Their Pet Bear

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Courtesy Wilson's Creek National Battlefield
Shelby and His Men: Or, The War in the West

By John Newman Edwards

This battery of Collins' was one of the features of the old brigade, too, and the men had a species of tender love and reverence for the guns. They wanted them in their midst. They desired to camp around them ; they swore to protect them, and they inevitably cheered them whenever their voices thundered out over the field. The artillery company was composed of merry, frolicking, devil-may-care fellows, ever ready for fun and fighting. First commanded by Joseph Bledsoe, brother of the celebrated Hi [Hiram]...

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COL Warner, Adoniram Judson

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Adoniram Judson Warner


Born: January 13, 1834

Birthplace: Erie County, New York

Father: Levi Warner 1794 – 1849

Mother: Hepzibah Dickinson 1800 – 1854

Wife: Susan Elizabeth Butts 1833 – 1916
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