1. JPK Huson 1863

    A Wounded Man's Walk Through St. Francis Xavier, Gettysburg

    Image from NYPL from an era song sheet " The Story Of Gettysburg ". A wounded man is telling his story to his family. It could have been Colonel Huidekoper's. For all the accounts of wounded men as told by nurses, doctors, relief workers and civilians we don't frequently hear from the men who...
  2. JPK Huson 1863

    " True Men, Glorious Men ", St. Patrick's Cathedral Requiem To The Fallen Of The Irish Brigade January 16, 1863

    Father Reilly on that day, January 16th, 1863 called them great men said of them " Mainly adopted citizens attracted by great freedoms .....". Frank Leslie's artist somehow captured how evocative of timeless passages through life can be ceremonies in cathedrals. Tough to put your finger on but...
  3. JPK Huson 1863

    " Rule Of Health For Married Ladies " 1863, Or, Happily Ever After, The Documentary

    Currier and Ives produced a plethora of prints like this one from LoC. " The Young Mother ", it was one of countless gooey takes on a woman's life. ' Young Love ", " Married Life, The Day After The Wedding ", " A Year Of Marriage ", featuring blissful domestic life in romanticized settings. The...
  4. JPK Huson 1863

    " The Divers And The Monitors, Life Under Water ", Morris Island 1863

    Great illustration depicting a diver having the best day ever, in 1870. War's naval ghost yard attracted salvage companies, divers sent to discover wrecks. Had no clue these suits were around in 1870, much less used during the war. Again with apologies for a beginner poking around in the...
  5. JPK Huson 1863

    Robbing Sisters Of Mercy, Or, How To Get Beaten Up In Prison, 1863

    From Harper's Weekly, illustration memorializing service given so freely by Catholic Sisters. They healed body and soul in acts of compassion so numerous there's no hope we could thank all of them. There are scoundrels and there are baffling scoundrels. Our Sister were seriously revered during...
  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. Eleanor Rose

    Authentic Huckleberry Biscuits

    Huckleberries growing in the wild. From the The Willimantic Journal, August 7, 1863: "Having tested and tasted the article made from the following receipt, we pronounce it not bad to take, and we recommend housekeepers to try it: 6 tumblers of flour, 4 of huckleberries, 2 of sour milk, a...
  8. Gibbs

    1863 Zouave

    Went to local gun store Friday evening to pick up some FFFg black powder. They are the only ones in the whole area that even carry the real stuff. Saw this hanging behind the counter and the guy let me hold it and then he held it so I could take some pictures. Looks like it was made in 1963...
  9. JPK Huson 1863

    Gettysburg; Clouds On The Horizon, June 1863

    Baltimore St., from the square- that's ' C.W. From the photo taken here, close up? That's C. W. Spangler's Cheap Store You look at shots of Gettysburg, the town and they are incredibly similar to other mid state settlements. It's crazy. Two, not far from here could be Gettysburg, 1863 a-...
  10. SWMODave

    I wish I could impart to my readers some faint idea of the thrilling scene

    The Photographic History of The Civil War in Ten Volumes: Volume Two, Two Years of Grim War. The Review of Reviews Co., New York. 1911. p. 106. Description - the 150th Pennsylvania maneuvering approximately 3 weeks before Chancellorsville The Battle of Chancellorsville took place April 30 thru...
  11. T


    Hi guys; I've been around ah bit but never posted. I enjoy this site/group a lot. My area if intrest is the 11 mo. from Fredricksburg to the GBA, is there a more impactful period (Falmouth, The Draft riots, the EP, Chancelorsville, GB, Vicksburg, Lookout Mountain, et al)? If that’s in your...
  12. davebleedsblue

    1863 Remington Contract Rifle (pics inside)

    Pics: https://m.imgur.com/a/bTbpN Picked this up yesterday for what I thought was an amazing deal... $900. I’ve seen these go for a LOT more. Other than missing the rear band and the spare nipple in the patch box (although it came with the worm in there so that makes up for it), it’s 100%...

    Brazilian steam frigate visits Navy Yard D.C. Jan. 1863.

    http://cdn.loc.gov/service/pnp/cwpb/04200/04253v.jpg On Apr 14, 2013, @tmh10 posted this photo from the LOC on CWT - https://civilwartalk.com/threads/brazilian-steam-frigate.83042/#post-625441 The LOC caption on the negative reads 'Brazilian ship. Brazilian steam frigate, Navy Yard...
  14. Serfergus

    Need help identifying this gun: Remington 1863 new model

    Hello everyone I’m new from the blog and pleased to be in. I’m making a research on a gun wich I recently got from an armory shop. The revolver has been sold to me as original Remington 1863 new model. The gun look in perfect conditions and I had few doubts before buying it.. but still was...
  15. Jimklag

    Grierson's Raid: Wrecking The Railroad With The Butternut Guerillas

    The following link is to an excellent article about the Grierson Raid through Mississippi in 1863 by Mike Phifer on the website warfarehistorynetwork.com. http://warfarehistorynetwork.com/daily/civil-war/griersons-raid-wrecking-the-railroad-with-the-butternut-guerrillas/
  16. SHenley

    Letter - Aug. 4, 1863 - 153 New York Infantry at Georgetown

    Hello again all, I have recently discovered I have a sixth civil war ancestor who served in the 153 New York Infantry, Simeon Phillips, the brother of Jacob Phillips who I have posted about previously. I learned this after my mother pulled out another old document from the family archives, a...
  17. chubachus

    Overlooked 1863 Fort Sumter/Battery Stevens battle smoke photograph?

    There appears to be a large amount of smoke drifting by visible in front of Union soldiers in Battery Stevens. Perhaps from other guns of Battery Stevens? Only titled "Bombardment of Ft. Sumter" at LOC. I see a fragment of a Haas and Peale signature at the bottom right of the photo on the...

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