1862

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  1. JPK Huson 1863

    A Walk Through The Field Hospitals, Antietam, September 1862

    The shattered Sherrick property, house, outbuildings and barn were filled with wounded by the time Alexander Gardner arrived three days post battle. Intent is only to give a September, 1862 eye witness view of post battle Antietam, Maryland. Overwhelmed, understaffed Army medical staff did...
  2. JPK Huson 1863

    Dunker Church Stands Sentinel, September 1862

    There's an image more famous than this of Dunker Church, on Antietam's battlefield. Dead men sprawled nearby make it eerie. Men killed in war in proximity to a place dedicated ( among other things ) to a non-violent existence with each other a jarring reminder maybe the Dunkers had it right...
  3. JPK Huson 1863

    Bullet Proof Vest? 1862, Charles Stokes And Co., Philadelphia

    A Philadelphia firm, Charles Stoke's and Co's 1862 catalog featured this between pages of men's toggery. Never ran into it before, anyone know anything? There were different weight vest depending on what was most likely being fired at you. Stoke's seems to have been a Philadelphia clothing...
  4. lelliott19

    Mortality Rates at Confederate Hospitals in Richmond and Petersburg 1861-1862

    Below is a summary of the report of Samuel Preston Moore, Surgeon General CSA (left,) and Peter Evans Hines, Chief Surgeon at Petersburg (right,) originally published in the Richmond Examiner, reprinted in the Southern Recorder. (Milledgeville, Ga.,) October 07, 1862, p. 3. I did find it...
  5. ChuckPaul

    Needs Some Knowledge: 1862 Tower/Enfield

    I Hello Friends, I have some questions: the stock has a curve and no bump for the righty hand it’s one continuous curve and I haven’t seen that in the research I’ve done. Secondly, inside the lock plate has S&cS any info would be great. 4th generation hand me down.
  6. OldReliable1862

    Political Parties of an Independent CSA

    The Confederate government, despite its brief existence, still managed to divide itself over some important political issues. There was never time for true political parties to emerge, but but in the latter half of the war, it could be said that there were "pro-" and "anti-Davis" factions in...
  7. JPK Huson 1863

    Rosie's Company, The House On K And 16th Street, Washington D.C.

    From a collage depicting a soldier's life in Washington, DC, Harper's early in the war gave us this. Dealing with female spies was so common a duty, it ranked a spot in ' daily life '. For all the stories out there about women being pitched into prison, when their status of female soldier was...
  8. John Hartwell

    A Dog Show at Barnum's Museum, 1862

    [New York Tribune, May 19, 1862]
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