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  1. S

    Hello all! I'm kinda old and slow for a recruit, but I'll keep an eye on the posts of others

    Hello to all of you seasoned veterans of this site. I joined a day or two ago, and don't have much to show or talk about. I have researched various Civil War related subjects over the years, as an on again off again side interest. And I have a nice little collection of military and social...
  2. S

    Looking for Answers to this Picture

    This came to me in an auction lot. It looks to me as if the photo was added to a CDV sized card and it also looks to be civil war era. Can anyone identify the uniforms, the ribbons in the breast pockets, the hats, or perhaps identify what or where this may have been photographed? Thanks in...
  3. S

    Help Identifying this Soldier

    Can anyone tell me which Civil War Major this is or perhaps any other pertinent information? I've provided scans of the CDV front and back.
  4. WJC

    Teaching America's Truth

    Teaching America’s truth For generations, children have been spared the whole, terrible reality about slavery’s place in U.S. history, but some schools are beginning to strip away the deception and evasions by Joe Heim Washington Post, August 28, 2019 It was a reeducation campaign that made...
  5. wbull1

    Discussion New Civil War Historical Works

    Trouble the Water; Koehler Books, by Rebecca Dwight Bruff is a novelization (fiction) of Robert Smalls' life. The Tubman Command; Arcade, by Elizabeth Cobbs is an account of the Combahee River Raid in novel form. Both books were published this year. I find each person truly interesting. Who...
  6. T

    Is anyone here familiar with the Piedmontese M1844/60 musket?

    Hi everyone! I had been doing some firearm research lately and came across a Piedmontese M1844/60 that had been imported by the Federal Government in 1862 for military use. I wasn't able to find much about the firearm other than less than ten thousand were imported by the government during the...
  7. Cpl. Smith

    Wiard Rifle System

    what is and who used it?
  8. T

    Civil war sword with knot ???

    Got this at a local antique store and would like to know more about it and if knot is reel for the time? I think its a Ames, sword has two #35s stamped on it an what looks like JH! Paid $300 was it a good price? Thanks
  9. jpeter

    Oops, big lump of your posts....

    DISCLAIMER: This thread contains posts from multiple threads, as many as 30! They were accidentally merged together. Sorry! This thread is closed. Feel free to open some new discussions. ---CivilWarTalk--- Native American slavery in North America was extensive over much of the...
  10. Jimklag

    March 22 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag March 22, 1813 - Gabriel René Paul, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1886) March 22, 1817 - Braxton Bragg, Gen (Confederate Army), born in Warrenton, NC. (d. 1876) March 22...
  11. Jimklag

    March 21 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag March 21, 1861 - Missouri secessionist convention adjourns having voted 98-1 against secession. March 21, 1861 - The Confederate seizure of the US supply sloop, the USS Isabella, at Mobile, AL, on its way to Pensacola...
  12. Jimklag

    March 20 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag March 20, 1804 - Neal Dow, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Portland, Maine (d. 1897) March 20, 1812 - George Bibb Crittenden, Major General (Confederate Army), born in Russellville, KY. (d. 1880)...
  13. Jimklag

    March 19 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag March 19, 1817 - Lewis Henry Little, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Baltimore, MD. (d. 1862) March 19, 1819 - David Henry Williams, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Allegheny County...
  14. Jimklag

    March 18 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag March 18, 1782 - John C. Calhoun born, Calhoun Mills, Abbeville District (now Mount Carmel, McCormick County), S.C. March 18, 1829 - William R Boggs, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army) and chief of...
  15. Jimklag

    March 17 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag March 17, 1777 - Roger B. Taney is born, Calvert County, Maryland. March 17, 1820 - Patrick Edward Connor, Irish-American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in County Kerry, Republic of Ireland (d. 1891) March...
  16. Jimklag

    March 16 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag March 16, 1802 - The 1st US Military Academy at West Point is established through Congressional act (opened July 4, 1802) March 16, 1818 - Missouri's petition for statehood is presented to the U. S. House. It is not...
  17. Jimklag

    March 15 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag March 15, 1830 - Abraham Lincoln moves to Macon County, Illinois, about 10 miles south of Decatur. March 15, 1861 - Camp Wood, TX, is abandoned by the Union forces. March 15, 1862 - The Dept. of Florida is merged into...
  18. Jimklag

    March 14 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag March 14, 1794 - Eli Whitney patents the cotton gin machine revolutionizing the cotton industry in the southern US states. March 14, 1808 - Catharinus Putnam Buckingham, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in...
  19. Jimklag

    March 13 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag March 13, 1818 - Albion Parris Howe, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Standish, Maine (d. 1897) March 13, 1820 - Louis Hébert, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army) and civil engineer, born...
  20. Jimklag

    March 11 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag March 11, 1811 - Marsena Rudolph Patrick, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Hounsfield, New York (d. 1888) March 11, 1832 - William Ruffin Cox, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Scotland...
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