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  1. Cpl. Smith

    Wiard Rifle System

    what is and who used it?
  2. 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
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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)...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. Jimklag

    March 10 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag March 10, 1818 - George Wythe Randolph, Secy War (Confederacy), born in Charlottesville, VA. (d. 1867) March 10, 1824 - Thomas James Churchill, Major General (Confederate Army), born in Louisville, KY. (d. 1905) March...
  16. Jimklag

    March 9 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag March 9, 1832 - Abraham Lincoln announces his candidacy for the Illinois House of Representatives. March 9, 1839 - Felix Huston Robertson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Washington-on-the-Brazos, Texas...
  17. Jimklag

    March 8 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag March 8, 1799 - Simon Cameron, U.S. Senator and Secretary of War (Union), born in Maytown, Pennsylvania (d. 1889) March 8, 1817 - The New York Stock Exchange is organized. It will open later this month. March 8, 1836...
  18. Jimklag

    March 7 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag March 7, 1827 - Colonel Henry Leavenworth ordered west to establish a fort in the area of present-day Kansas. March 7, 1831 - John Bratton [Old Reliable], American physician and Brigadier-General (Confederate Army)...
  19. Jimklag

    March 6 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag March 6, 1820 - Horatio Gouverneur Wright, American Major General (Union Army), born in Clinton, Connecticut (d. 1899) March 6, 1831 - Philip Henry Sheridan, Major General (Union Army), born in Albany, New York. March...
  20. Jimklag

    March 5 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag March 5, 1825 - John Dunovant, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Chester, SC. (d. 1864) March 5, 1836 - Samuel Colt manufactures first pistol, 34-caliber "Texas" model. March 5, 1847 - In Jones v. Van...
  21. Jimklag

    March 4 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag March 4, 1824 - In Harrisburg, the Pennsylvania Convention nominates Andy Jackson for President, and Calhoun for Vice-president. Calhoun subsequently withdraws from the race for President to run for Vice-President...
  22. Jimklag

    March 3 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag March 3, 1819 - Edwin Vose Sumner enters military service at the rank of Second Lieutenant. March 3, 1820 - Maine admitted to the U. S. as a free state, Missouri admitted to the U. S. as a slave state. March 3, 1836 -...
  23. Jimklag

    March 2 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag March 2, 1793 - Sam Houston, American born 1st President of Republic of Texas (1836-38, 1841-44) who helped bring Texas into the United States as a constituent state, born in Rockbridge County, Virginia (d. 1863) March...
  24. Jimklag

    March 1 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag March 1, 1781 - Articles of Confederation approved by all 13 states. March 1, 1784 - Congress accepts the cession of western lands from the state of Virginia. March 1, 1820 - Missouri Compromise moves out of...
  25. Jimklag

    February 28 In Civil War History

    On this date in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 28, 1818 - New York passes a bill requiring state banks to pay debt in United States notes or specie (hard currency). February 28, 1821 - House passes the public land debt relief bill. Most of the opposition...
  26. Jimklag

    February 27 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 27, 1823 - William Buel Franklin, American Major General (Union Army), born in York, Pennsylvania (d. 1903) February 27, 1827 - Richard W Johnson, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Livingston...
  27. Jimklag

    February 26 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 26, 1832 - John George Nicolay, German-American author (Abe Lincoln's secretary and biographer), born in Essingen, Rhenish Bavaria (d. 1901) February 26, 1861 - Camp Colorado, TX, is abandoned by the Union...
  28. Jimklag

    February 25 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 25, 1808 - James Bowen, American Major General (Union Army), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1886) February 25, 1809 - George Washington Cullom, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in NYC, New...
  29. Jimklag

    February 24 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 24, 1803 - US Supreme Court's first time ruling a law unconstitutional (Marbury v Madison). February 24, 1811 - Edward Dickinson Baker, American politician and Major General (Union Army), born in London...
  30. Jimklag

    February 23 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 23, 1818 - Jeremy F Gilmer, Maj Gen/Chief Engineer Confederate War Dept. is born in Guilford County, NC. February 23, 1824 - Lewis Cass Hunt, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Brown County...
  31. Jimklag

    February 22 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 22, 1827 - James Barnet Fry, American historian and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Carrollton, Illinois (d. 1894) February 22, 1847 - February 23, 1847 - Battle of Buena Vista (Mexican-American...
  32. Jimklag

    February 21 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 21, 1787 - Congress calls a Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia to rewrite the Articles of Confederation, which aren't working. February 21, 1802 - George Douglas Ramsay, Brevet Major general (Union...
  33. Jimklag

    February 20 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 20, 1811 - Louisiana becomes a state. February 20, 1811 - Vice President George Clinton casts the deciding vote in the defeat of the charter renewal of the First National Bank. February 20, 1820 - Mahlon...
  34. Jimklag

    February 19 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 19, 1821 - Francis Preston Blair Jr, (Rep-Missouri), born in Lexington, Kentucky (d. 1875) February 19, 1827 - Charles Robert Woods, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Newark, Ohio (d. 1855)...
  35. Jimklag

    February 18 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 18, 1817 - Lewis Addison Armistead, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in New Bern, NC. (d. 1863) February 18, 1825 - With the support of many Northern states, Senator Rufus King of New York introduces...
  36. Jimklag

    February 17 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 17, 1804 - Samuel Read Anderson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Bedford County, VA.(d. 1883) February 17, 1819 - After several days of sharp debate the House passes the Missouri statehood bill...
  37. Jimklag

    February 16 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 16, 1807 - Lysander Cutler, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Royalston, Massachusetts (d. 1866) February 16, 1813 - Joseph Reid Anderson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) born in...
  38. Jimklag

    February 15 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 15, 1815 - Word reaches America that the Treaty of Ghent has been signed, ending the War of 1812. February 15, 1835 - Alexander Stuart Webb, Major General (Union Army), born in New York, New York. (d. 1911)...
  39. Jimklag

    February 14 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 14, 1818 - Frederick Douglass, African-American abolitionist, lecturer and editor who was also an escaped slave (exact birth year unknown), born in Talbot County, Maryland (d. 1895) February 14, 1824 -...
  40. Jimklag

    February 13 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 13, 1819 - Outgoing House member James Tallmadge of New York presents an amendment to the Missouri statehood bill requiring Missouri to halt the further introduction of slaves to the territory and to provide...


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