Highlights from today's Civil War reenactment include meeting @Albert Sailhorst and his son...and the fun characters in his camp...,touching an era quilt with my bare hands (!!!), and getting the stink eye from General Lee :dance: .
More photos to come. :smile:
ETA: As always,...
Originally thought to be members of the Iron Brigade gathered for burial on the McPherson farm, it was not until over 100 years later that William Frassanito discovered the actual location to be Rose Woods and that the fallen soldiers arranged in a v-formation for burial were...
Eleanor Rose has successfully crossed back over the Mason-Dixon Line! I received a warm welcome from my neighbors to the North and made sure to extend them an invitation to visit the South. Food was indeed plentiful, wine flowed freely and the photo opportunities were almost more than...
Slightly different angle. This one didn't make me nervous while I was shooting it, but looking at the photo now gives me butterflies. That edge is something.
The top of the New York Peace Memorial. I hurried up and shot this while thunder rumbled and we were making our way back to...
On my first trip to Gettysburg back in the early 1990's, I parked in the Devil's Den parking area and got out of the car with Frassanito's Journey in Time in hand. I was excitedly hoping to find the location of some of the photos in the book for my own then and now photos. I had not gone...
The photo accompanying this post is highly magnified and may not be legible on this forum in which case I will remove. Hopefully it is clear enough for you to see what I see, or think I see. :smile: On the afternoon of July 2nd, General Henry Hunt rode to the area of Devil's Den to...
LeVan cancels Gettysburg-area casino project
Local businessman David LeVan has canceled his third attempt to bring a casino to the Gettysburg area, according to a Wednesday news release.
LeVan made the announcement that he will not submit an application for Pennsylvania's last available...
On July 5, 1863, just two days after Pickett's Charge, Alexander Gardner's crew was in Rose's pasture exposing eleven plates of Confederate soldiers who had fallen three days prior. The dead soldiers, probably from Semmes' Brigade had been gathered for burial by their comrades, but...
Back in 1907, a trip to Little Round Top required the whole family dressed in their Sunday best, lots of flowers and feathers, hats were mandated, and smiles were at a minimum. Looks like most of the family would rather be at Mr. G's, although I do detect a slight smile on mom's lips...
A few weeks ago while looking for inspiration for a patriotic doll I stumbled across a term I'd never heard before: Vivandiere. What wonderous new thing was this? I've since learned so much from all of you and have a new appreciation for these brave women.
A little backstory, I make my...
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138602 138603 138604 138599 138600 138601 We shoot with the n-ssa and they have a kids division. This is Linc's first year on the line! Today was individual targets. Tomorrow is team! The older boys did really well! We found out tomorrow where they place!
Yours Truly at left and Ed Owens, right, "comforting" a wounded soldier while Marty Brazil @Marty US Grant looks on during one of the annual reenactments at Champion's Hill, Mississippi. This was a staged photo, possibly a study for Marty who is an artist to turn into one of his...
I have seen several examples of Gettysburg paintings that appear to match up with a post battle photograph. I am sure the artist, Dale Gallon in this case used the Gardner photograph of Meade's HQ as a model for his painting of Hancock and Meade mounted in front of the Leister house just...
Took my son to the park yesterday. He needed service hours for school and this was a perfect opportunity to volunteer. The volunteers placed thousands of flags on Union graves and later was the rededication of the Missouri Monument, where my son helped set up chairs and passed out...
The Tyson photograph on the top right shows early exploitation of the Gettysburg battlefield for commercial reasons that was taken in 1867, just three years after the battle. As it turns out, the rock selected for the Hoffland German Bitters billboard had been incorporated into Greene's...
https://www.theatlantic.c... hinting to an article, could you please give a short abstract? From the title of this thread I feel inclined to roll my eyes and move on, rating the article as just another attempt to throw dirt on Lee. I'm just too lazy to follow the link to a potentially longwinded...
Aflred Waud's Gettysburg sketches are the closest we can get to real time images from the battle. Below is a very interesting seldom seen sketch showing a Rebel battery in action along the Emmitsburg Road with Big and Little Round Top in the distance. It is worth noting Waud's...
Here is a detail from a Gettysburg photograph taken by Timothy O'Sullivan just days after the battle ended from the roof of the Cemetery Gatehouse . This view shows the Baltimore Pike running past the gatehouse into town. A few interesting details can be seen including the rock wall built...
On the left is an August 1863 image of Little Round Top taken from the Wheatfield Road near where the modern Crawford Avenue now intersects. The pile of fence rails may have been gathered by soldiers to use in breastworks. The distinctive boulder in the foreground of both images is the...
1. It will be interesting to see how this question scores out and what the comments are from the players. Although I am sure the poster of the question knows the answer, I doubt if they could find the answer by looking it up with the clues they gave. As a result, my answers are.........
Now that I have your attention. :D
I was Googling "Walt Whitman naked" because my daughter said it was out there and I didn't believe her ~ it IS indeed out there so don't Google that unless you're ready :O o: ...geez, Walt! ~ and I ran across this photo:
The caption reads:...
Mathew Brady's mid July 1863 photograuph of the west face of Little Round Top that shows the works built by the 91st Pa. compared to a similar view I took a few years ago. Had I taken a couple of steps to my left I would have matched Brady's angle more closely, so for clarity, I labeled...
From Alexander Gardner's great Gettysburg panorama, this portion of the photo shows this rock formation in Devil's Den with the slope of Little Round Top in the background. Today, the park avenue cuts right through the scene, but otherwise remains the same. Taken just days after...
In keeping with my flag obsession:
The wind gave me a good shot of this. Glad this flag didn't fall and trap half the men underneath it. :D
I couldn't get good Confederate battle flag shots, so I snuck around enemy camp ;) and found this one.
Photo 1: circa 1950's
Photo 2: Today
End... Furnace, a large smelting furnace near Cumnock in Lee County North Carolina, provided iron (pig iron) to the Confederacy from 1862 to 1865 and thereafter operated periodically through the end of the nineteenth century. Two months after...
We were there late, and the museum was closed by the time we were done. I couldn't resist taking this photo through the window though. I wasn't sure if it was going to be a shot I'd keep, but when I saw it, I thought it was kinda fun. A little askew. Like me! :tongue:
How Should Ulysses S Grant be Remembered?
I hope memories of Grant are positive. He was a decent man, an able commander, a devoted husband and father, and a president whose administration was rife with corruption but successful nonetheless. He didn't just "git her done" on the batllefield. He...
Battle of Hernando Reenactment 2017
25th Indiana, and yes this is me:
The Waffle House Raid
Me and two other guys with good march synchronization
George Jerrison Stannard
Brevet Major-General, United States Volunteers
Serving as the doorkeeper of the U. S. House of Representatives in Washington, D. C., General Stannard contracted pneumonia, and in a very short period of time, passed away.
These two telegrams are from Longstreet's Confidential Letters & Telegrams Sent Feb 1863-Feb 1865
I think he mentioned needing shoes? :unsure:
Near Rogersville E T (East Tennessee)
Dec 13, 1863
Your telegram of the 11th is just received. I send a copy of...
As you might guess from my avatar, I am a bit of a Confederate sympathizer. Oh, I'm a proper Galvanized Yankee now, a loyal American, and in no way a neo-confederate, but I mean sympathizer in the sense of that time in history. But I can't quite get on board with my fellow Confederate...
"Little Corporal - a dog that has been with Co A. 22 Ohio since July 1861."
The 22nd Ohio was first mustered in 1861, as the 13th Missouri, the designation was changed in July 1862. Though organized at St. Louis, only two of its 10 companies were from Missouri, one other was from...
Edwin Forbes along with Alfred Waud's sketches provide very interesting insights into the Gettysburg battlefield as it appeared in July of 1863. However, besides the sketches themselves, the contemporaneous notes written on the sketches by the artists can be very enlightening. In the...
George Jerrison Stannard (October 20, 1820 – June 1, 1886) originally Lt Col of the 2nd Vermont; then Col of the 9th Vermont; captured at Harpers Ferry; then Brig Gen (12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, and 16th Vermont)