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  1. 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.
  2. 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-...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Zella

    Your Irish Civil War Ancestry

    In honor of St. Patrick's Day . . . Do you have Irish ancestors who served during in the war? If so, tell us about them! :smile: I personally don't have any Irish relatives, though that's not for lack of my family trying to claim we do. :D I was always told my family has Irish ancestry, but...
  9. JPK Huson 1863

    Brass Napoleon Award Who Here At CWT Shouldn't Be? " There But For The Grace.... Go I "

    Brandy Station, Harper's Weekly. Between Brandy, Aldie, Fairfield and a few more bloodbaths, really should not BE here. Gene pool could have ended during any of them. Great great grandparent somehow escaped the war's burial trenches- 600,000 plus didn't. Two others emerged if not unscathed at...
  10. JPK Huson 1863

    Girl Talk, Or, Our Bilingual Ancestors

    " You're shaking like a blancmange my dear creepmouse. I assure you, passementerie tassles on that dress would put you in a bad box. You can't gammon me your new husband isn't a banging big-bug. I don't see him cutting his stick before the ceremony at sight of you, with or without...
  11. Sorah_45thVA

    Please help!

    I was hoping for more information on the following ancestors of mine, possibly even the Fold3s?? James Owen & John F. Sorah, 63rd Virginia Inf./54th Virginia Battlion Inf. Francis Marion Sorah, 48th Virginia Inf. Thank you guys, also why am I hitting a dead end on my Sorah geneolgy? Besides...
  12. Sorah_45thVA

    Ancestory questions

    Good evening, I have had difficulties researching my last name which is Sorah. I have cross referenced various spellings and other minor changes. I have hit a dead end with a Josiah Sorey in Washington Virginia and cannot get further. Any tips?
  13. Sorah_45thVA

    Help: 45th Virginia info please!

    Was wondering about the 45th Virginia Infantry which saw all of its action in modern West Virginia except for assisting for a few months in East Tennessee. Specifically Company E. which my ancestor Telemachus Marion Hull was in. I know very little about him and his unit any help or links to...
  14. Cdoug96

    Chris Douglas' Civil War Ancestors

    Here are my Civil War ancestors. I will start with my direct ancestors first. Direct Ancestors Pvt. William Douglas (circa 1818 - 1897) Relationship: great, great, great, great grandfather Regiments: 4th Regiment Illinois Cavalry (Company D) and 12th Regiment Illinois Cavalry (Company L)...
  15. T

    A Canadian Civil War ancestor

    Hi All. I'm looking for some assistance and guidance on trying to find a Civil War ancestor. Robert McNish was born in 1838 and raised in Cavan township, in what was then Durham County, Upper Canada/Canada West/Ontario. (NW across Lake Ontario from Rochester NY) According to family legend -He...
  16. Anna Elizabeth Henry

    1830 Census Question

    While digging around in an attempt to find out more about my Henry ancestors, I stumbled onto a Nilson Henry census record in 1830 (my ancestor is Nelson Henry, so I'm tentatively assuming this is him). What I found unusual was he had 7 free colored people in his household. While I realize...
  17. 36th Illinois Regt

    Hello from the upper left hand corner

    Washington State that is.... Hello all I joined this forum to learn more about the Civil War and specifically my great great grandpa Lavern Stanton who was in Company H 36th Illinois Volunteer Infantry and his brother Tolmus Stanton, who was also in the 36th Illinois Infantry, Tolmus was...
  18. JPK Huson 1863

    Gettysburg, Where Was Your Ancestor?

    OK, blame Reb Forever for this thread. Another photo here just got to me as usual, not to be outdone by the real thing- which is where people's relatives were during Gettysburg. Gives me major chills every, single time- and not just my own relatives. We had one at Fairfield, my grgrgrandfather...
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