12th new york militia

  1. luinrina

    From Private to Major General - Francis Channing Barlow

    An elderly Sanitary Commission officer tenderly asked, "My dear boy, are you badly wounded?" Barlow's reply? "I am not a boy, I am a Major-General of the United States Army!" Francis Channing Barlow was born on October 19, 1834 in Brooklyn, New York. His father was a Unitarian minister. When...
  2. luinrina

    In President Lincoln's Kitchen

    Cook in White House Kitchen Library of Congress I just stumbled across this little, amusing incident :giggle:: When the Twelfth New York Militia left New York for Washington, April 21, 1861, I was one of the Engineer Company. Colonel (afterward General) Butterfield commanding was then very...


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