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  1. JPK Huson 1863

    To Science, With Gratitude- Our Ailing Ancestor's ' Medicine '

    We loved our cures. From mercury to toads to oxygenated bitters most have been thankfully archived. For one thing, medicine is in the hands of the pros these days. We're doing better things in medicine than the proverbial good old days and that's genuinely a comfort. Science rockets forward-...
  2. privateflemming

    Finding Civil War ancestors who may have interacted....

    My justification for making this post is that I'm a little bored for obvious reasons. But I thought it could be interesting to have a thread where people can post what units and major battles/POW camps their ancestors were in so maybe we could find some of us who have ancestors that were in the...
  3. JPK Huson 1863

    Mother's Little Helpers, Our Ancestors To The Rescue In 2020

    SCHOOL'S OUT!!!! That's woo-hoo stuff for around 10 minutes. Then the real worlds happenes. Kids, parents ( sorry, largely MOM ), nothingtodo, what could go wrong? What did our ancestors do? Well they weren't bored. We ALL know having the kids at home is fun for around 15 minutes. Then? MOM...
  4. alan polk

    Our Ancestors and Epidemics

    What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. - Ecclesiastes 1:9 If you’ve seen the present then you’ve seen everything – as it’s been since the beginning, as it will be forever. The same substance, the same form. All of it. — Marcus...
  5. JPK Huson 1863

    Wonder Woman 'R Us, Our Indestructible Ancestors

    Yes, he faced unimaginable hazards to make it home from the war. Who knew he was almost as lucky to find her alive and well as she was to get him back? That's a slight over-statement; it's still true. Like we didn't have enough problems. Between legal and social inequalities and not being able...
  6. Virginia Dave

    Woodbine Cemetery Harrisonburg, Virginia

    This historic cemetery includes the “Soldier’s Section”, where over 270 Confederate Soldiers are buried. Founded in 1850, this sacred burial ground contains the final resting place of over 270 Confederate Soldiers. Among those are the “Boy Major” of VMI, Joseph White Latimer and Harrisonburg...
  7. JPK Huson 1863

    Period How To Become A Vegetarian, An 1863 Guide

    From yet another old book illustration, this kitchen predates the Civil War by more than a century. It wouldn't have looked unfamiliar 150 years ago- now? Ouch, much less what came from it. Disclaimer would be EVERY time I post recipes that make me wince, someone who loves this stuff gets...
  8. Virginia Dave

    Virginia County Ancestors

    I am interested in making contact with others that have civil war ancestors that are from the following counties in Virginia. 1. Patrick 2. Henry 3. Carroll 4. Franklin 5. Floyd 6. Grayson The reason I ask is that I am still researching my ancestors from that part of the state. You never know...
  9. JPK Huson 1863

    Three Generations Of Victorian Ancestors, We Girls Mark Time

    Three generation's worth of Victorian women although they'll try ( and do ) confuse you. By 1890 or so ' Edwardian ' fashion appears and he wouldn't be king for another decade. Time's blip second from left is 1861. Our Civil War took place inside what we've come to refer to as The Victorian...
  10. P

    Who were George S. Patton's Confederate Ancestors ?

    This might make a better trivia question but it's still an interesting topic.
  11. Johnny_Reb_1865

    Excellent Website!

    This link is for an online collection of Regimental roster's, photographs, and personal histories of thousands of men who served during the war. Already they have over 24,000 photographs added to their service records. Photo Directory...
  12. JPK Huson 1863

    For Better, For Worse- We're On Our Way Back, Who Knew?

    Between Ebay, LoC and NYPL we have endless old treasures like this image illustrative of who we were. Because divorce was rare ( for quite a few reason ) it's extremely probable this couple fulfilled the part in their wedding vows reading ' Til death parts us '. BUT get this- we're getting back...
  13. Desert Kid

    Step-Grandmother's ancestors.

    During Thanksgiving dinner my grandmother gave me some whoppers from both sides of her family. 3 Confederate ancestors, and 1 Unionist. All of them were 3x or 4x Great Grandfathers of hers. Azra Beardsley, 17th Kansas Cavalry, USA Hamp Harrington, 6th Arkansas Cavalry (Monroe), CSA David...
  14. TBROCK91

    I found the cause of death for one of my ancestors

    One can any help me understand what I am looking at. I am new to this.
  15. JPK Huson 1863

    Carrying Off The Fair Maiden, Our Ancestors Throw A Wedding

    ' Bringing home the bride ', from NYPL. Portrayed as the proverbial knight carrying off the fair maid, it's not as romantic as you'd think. 1,000 years ago you'd wait until the men of the village were elsewhere, raid the next town over and literally carry off your chosen bride. It was ok though-...
  16. JPK Huson 1863

    " A Pleasure Keener To Be Gained... " Our Ancestors' Civil Request

    Yes, this all looks pretty snooty- because it is. Down to the lady's acquiline nose as she touches fingertips with another, the whole thing reeks ' elite '. BUT. Carefully structured patterns of interacting had a bottom line. You were civil to each other, something not reserved for those who...
  17. Creighton1930

    A young Civil War buff

    hello, my name is Creighton, I am an 18 year old history buff. I love reading about history, and I am going to do reenacting soon. I am in Michigan, but my families from Tennessee and Texas. I had several family members who served in the war, and I am looking for info on some of them. I am also...
  18. Creighton1930

    Jehu & Joseph Norman the brother who fought against brother

    Hello Everyone, my name is Creighton, I am history buff, and I am fascinated with the Civil War. I live in Michigan, but my family is originally from Tennessee and Texas. Well, I have always loved trying to find out as much as I could about my genealogy, and I am particularly interested in my...
  19. JPK Huson 1863

    Remembering Our Fallen, Your Ancestor On Memorial Day

    Using Becker's eye witness image from November, 1863. The National Cemetery at Gettysburg, Adams County Pennsylvania was dedicated before all those fallen the previous July could be interred there. Men were still dying elsewhere and violent death continued for another full year plus. We laid...
  20. JPK Huson 1863

    Our Civil, Civil War Ancestors, Playing Nice With Each Other

    More than delightful glimpses of a graceful past, era images of balls and dances are reflective microcosms of the society into which our ancestors were born. Rigid etiquette was adhered to at these functions but it wasn't just a backdrop for Brussels lace and paisley waistcoats. Plain, old good...
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