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  1. 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...
  2. P

    Who were George S. Patton's Confederate Ancestors ?

    This might make a better trivia question but it's still an interesting topic.
  3. 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. http://www.civilwardata.com/active/pers_dir.html Photo Directory...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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.
  7. 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-...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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?
  18. 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...
  19. 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)...
  20. 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...
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