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  1. John Wolf Smith

    I need information for the CSA's Western Order of Battle during February and March 1862.

    Can people give information about the armies and their orders of battle during February and March 1862?
  2. M

    The Great Navy Cattle Drive, 1-7 October 1862.

    Tonight I am putting magazines in protective sleeves and putting the protected magazines in to magazine boxes. The magazine boxes will go on shelves where I will probably never read then again for years. The magazine I am holding has the article, which I never read, The Great Navy Cattle Drive...
  3. A

    Muzzleldrs 1862 Springfield musket "wall hanger"

    Hello, I have a 1862 Springfield musket, or I should clarifly, I have a barrel and partial stock. Can you tell me where I might buy a slideplate..hammer...etc; non working faux parts would be fine, as I simply desire enough parts to have a wall hanger. Thanks.
  4. Gavrilo Sartorys

    Order of Battle for the Army of Northern Virginia, June 1862

    INTRODUCTION : * During the Seven Days battles, Lee's greatest failure as an army commander was (in my opinion) to communicate properly with too many subordinates. As a result, the Federals had the upper hand at the tactical level in the majority of the battles fought near Richmond, while...
  5. C

    Muzzleldrs Help! Enfield 1862

    I am an Estate Sale coordinator in Louisiana and a family has added this Tower 1862 Enfield musket at the last minute. When I took it to a modern arms appraiser, he wouldn’t appraise since he was unschooled in early weapons. When I mention it to collectors, they want to “help” me—not good. Can...
  6. Dead Parrott

    The Viginia Manumission Act of 1862

    Lincoln is elected. South Carolina rages with legal and political challengers...and then cooler heads prevail. After a year or so of all the wailing, lawsuits and proclamations, everyone sees that Lincoln has kept his word, and slavery in the South is not disturbed. The territorial issue has...
  7. lelliott19

    Late Confederate Enlistment 1862: Selecting a Regiment, Camp of Instruction, Medical Exam, and Joining the Command

    In April 1862, the Confederate conscription act was passed which made it mandatory for all able-bodied men between the ages of 18 and 35 to serve in the Confederate Army. We've discussed in prior threads about men enlisting to avoid conscription. If they enlisted voluntarily, prior to...
  8. ShortSeb

    Muzzleldrs The right Minie ball for my Armisport/Chiappa 1862 Richmond Rifle

    Hi, folks! I recently got my Armisport/Chiappa 1862 Richmond Rifle. I have a good experience with muzzleloader shooting but just with patch & roundballs. So, the manual for the rifle says, that it shoots .585 Minies. My first thought: "Ah, I don't think so." The Richmond is a .58 bore so what...
  9. N

    Muzzleldrs 1862 Tower

    Hi all. This is my first real post, hopefully it’s going in the right spot! I have a 1862 Tower Musket and am just hoping that someone on here could give me some aditional info on it’s potential history based on the markings. It was bought about 35 years ago by my dad at a old farm estate...
  10. Z

    ENDED 1862 Richmond Musket

    I’m selling my 1862 Richmond 3-banded reproduction/re-enactment musket. It’s in great condition and was used on the fields of Manasass, Sharpsburg, and Gettysburg during their respective 150th re-enactments. I’m looking for $600 and am happy to send as many pictures as needed. Also comes with a...
  11. M

    Released black Michigander POW in Feb 1862?

    I found this while researching other items in a Feb 1862 Adrian Expounder (Michigan). Was the black man from Michigan a captured servant or something else? I was not aware that Confederates were exchanging blacks in Feb. 1862. I should have copied it better.
  12. John Wolf Smith

    (Build Order of battle 1862 and 1863) What if Lee stayed in the Union and leads the Army of the Potomac.

    Can use generals not dead in 1861 for 1862 order of battle and same with the 1863 order of battle. 3 Confederate Generals and Lee can be in the Union Army of the Potomac (No Longstreet, Jackson, JEB or Forrest) Can get 5 dead generals back to life.
  13. ratwod

    Discussion Newspapers for January 9--1860, 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, & 1865

    9 Jan 1860: The New Orleans Gazeteer: The usual reply that comes from the Black Republican press is, that the Northern people do not sympathize with the Abolitionists, who make war upon the South, but with the Republicans whose doctrines are not injurious to Southern rights. To this we answer...
  14. lelliott19

    "This is the Yanks' Christmas Greeting" - 155th Pennsylvania Pickets at Fredericksburg

    In 1911, writing for (or speaking to a reporter of) the Claysville Recorder*, W. A. Barry vividly describes a "picture in colors" of Union and Confederate pickets at Fredericksburg on Christmas Day, 1862. I do not know if the painting still exists, but I sure would like to see it! Barry names...
  15. sourdough

    Handguns 1862 J.H. Dance .36 Replica

    Howdy folks! After three years of searching for a replica Pietta 1862 Dance .36 revolver (which Pietta does not market these days), I finally found one. It is cased with accoutrements. It has a squareback trigger guard which is not historical, but I have a round Pietta trigger guard that...
  16. CivilWarTalk

    Table Artillery Pieces Participating At Shiloh, April 6th & 7th, 1862

    TYPE OF PIECE No. of USA Artillery % of USA Artillery No. of CSA Artillery % of CSA Artillery No. of TOTAL USA & CSA ARTILLERY % of TOTAL USA & CSA ARTILLERY (R) 10 pdr. Parrott Rifle 12 8.8% - - 12 5.1% (R) 10 pdr. Ordnance Rifle 2 1.5% 7 6.4% 9 3.8% (R) 20 pdr. Parrott Rifle...
  17. CivilWarTalk

    Table Artillery Pieces Participating At Antietam, September 17, 1862

    TYPE OF PIECE No. of USA Artillery % of USA Artillery No. of CSA Artillery % of CSA Artillery No. of TOTAL USA & CSA ARTILLERY % of TOTAL USA & CSA ARTILLERY (R) 10 pdr. Parrott Rifle 57 18.9% 43 17.8% 100 18.4% (R) 3 in. Ordnance Rifle 81 26.9% 42 17.4% 123 22.6% (R) 20 pdr...
  18. John Hartwell

    Discussion Thanksgiving in the Barracks

    Excerpts from: Thanksgiving in the Barracks of the 44th Mass. Militia, New Bern, N.C., 1862, by pvt. E. A. Ramsey, pamphlet published in 1863. Thanksgiving for the soldier; no drum-beat, no drill — a day of rest. Is it not a blessing ? What though he do not keep it with Puritanic reverence...
  19. Q

    Discussion A couple Kentucky 1862 questions

    Hello! I have a couple questions. I just came across a message attributed to John Hunt Morgan on July 16, 1862, being sent from Georgetown to Kirby Smith. I'm having a hard time verifying/figuring out what exactly it means in terms of cross referencing with the timeline of Kentucky in 1862 and...
  20. S

    What-if challenge - June 1862 Peninsular Campaign

    This is a transfer of a previous post which was probably not in the correct thread. I invite anyone to suggest a possible course of action, but it was @American87 who originally set this off. Situation: June 1862. You are in command of the Union forces on the Peninsula, and you have correct...
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