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  1. E

    Help with restoration

    I have a musket I’m trying to bring back to life. It was handed down threw my family. I have the breach plug out and after a metric S ton of cleaning I still see no end in sight of rust. I have a donor rifle for the lock work but I see I have missing screws and screws busted off that need...
  2. ucvrelics

    New Some Help On Union Officers Photo ID

    I'm trying to find out who this Union officer is. On the back of the cabinet cards it has in old period ink but is a little water stained, I ran it thru the presto changeo program and I see Lt A Conrad 4th regt Penn Reg Co. B. (for an old man thats blind in one eye and can't see out of the other...
  3. S

    I need help with an ID on this frock coat please....

    New Jersey frock coat I am thinking it is indian wars but I cant find any information on a frock coat with three rows of buttons....The buttons have the state seal with two women with a horse head above them and what looks like three birds flying between them.It has three cuff buttons on each...
  4. John Hartwell

    Need help with medical term, please

    Peter McCowan, Co. D, 15th Mass., was captured at Antietam on Sept. 17th. Following his parole and exchange he was unable to return to duty. The following March, he received a certificate of discharge, giving the cause of his disability: I cannot figure out the first word of that description...
  5. C

    Muzzleldrs Help! Enfield 1862

    I am an Estate Sale coordinator in Louisiana and a family has added this Tower 1862 Enfield musket at the last minute. When I took it to a modern arms appraiser, he wouldn’t appraise since he was unschooled in early weapons. When I mention it to collectors, they want to “help” me—not good. Can...
  6. M

    Plated buckle help

    Hello I am new to this site and was hoping that I could get some information on this buckle. It was found in Maine around an old homestead foundation. I have found this and old bone, shell buttons. Horse rack and household items. Coins like lg. Cents 1815 - 1910 v nickel. The buckle has six...
  7. connecticut yankee

    Research Custer Praises Slave Help in Civil War!

    On March 10, 1866 George Armstrong Custer appeared before the Joint Committee on Reconstruction in Washington D.C. to give his testimony on what he had experienced in Texas and Louisiana since the end of the Civil War. His seven pages of testimony was largely in response to the committee's...
  8. T

    Need help with Army command and structure for my TL

    So, I'm writing an Alternate History right now, though I think you already know this if you've clicked on it, and I need help with constructing military command and structure as several things happen differently from OTL, though I'll tell you the majority of these things in a private message. If...
  9. Saint Jude

    Need the help of members well-versed in military tactics

    Re. the battle of Chancellorsville, on pages 365 and 367 of Volume I of his autobiography, General Howard discussed the measures he took after 10:00 am on May 2 to prepare for a possible attack from the west. One of those measures was to allow Schurz to hold three regiments of his division free...
  10. ucvrelics

    Need Help With Name ID Whats His Last Name?

    Need some help on this one. This is a name written on the inside of a UCV generals hat box. The initials in the coat are MRG. The first name I can make out and I believe its Marshal. You can just make out the G in the last name but the rest I can't make out. Here is the original photo I took...
  11. Taylor Ratliff

    Help on value of Model 1858 canteen

    Hello everyone! I am still new to collecting ACW items and I have a trusted seller offering me a model 1858 smoothside canteen for $165. The good: the original cloth cover is still on it with only a few holes, the chain and stopper are present with cork still on the stopper. The bad: one of the...
  12. Trivia Master

    Trivia 2-5-20 Help! I've Fallen and I Can't Get up

    During The Battle of Gettysburg a Confederate commander aided the wounded opposing union commander. 1) Who was the Confederate commander? 2) Who was the Union commander? credit: @Soldier Boy
  13. T

    Burnside rifle history help?

    Hello folks! I am new to this group. I have had passed down to me, by my father, a Burnside Carbine rifle that one of my great great grandfather ‘s brought back from the civil war. His name should also have been Kennedy. The serial number on the gun is 13210, but there is a different serial...
  14. S

    Edged Wpns Need help with 2 Knives

    Hello have 2 possible Civil War Era knives I could use some help with info. Thanks!!
  15. kel1985

    Could use a little help for a friend...

    One of the guys I used to work with knows I'm very much into the ACW. His wife found a family picture in a box, we know who he is and (roughly) where from. I can't tell if this is a Union militia uniform or some type of Confederate uniform. His name is Samuel Wesley Hone and was from West...
  16. kel1985

    Discussion Need a little help...

    One of the guys I used to work with knows I'm very much into the ACW. His wife found a family picture in a box, we know who he is and (roughly) where from. I can't tell if this is a Union militia uniform or some type of Confederate uniform. His name is Samuel Wesley Hone and was from West...
  17. War Horse

    Until We Meet Again. I’m Exhausted. I’m Hoping Someone Can Help

    Ok, I’m exhausted. Donna and I bought a new home a year ago. We both are in agreement that the only portrait we want to hang in our dining room is a Mort Künstler “Until We Meet Again” full sized portrait. I can’t find one anywhere. If anyone here has one or knows where I can purchase one, I’d...
  18. CW Watch Collector

    Need Help Tracking Down a Provenance

    I am trying to find more information about a name that appears on a watch with an 1863 presentation on it. The recipient Henry Nathan Sawyer, born in 1842, is listed elsewhere as the Commander of the MOLLUS for the years 1891-93. He may also have been a Boston city councilman in 1878. I am...
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    Research HELP! Source/Citation for 3rd Confederate Cavalry Chronology of Events

    Hello all! First post here. I'm working on solving a major conundrum of mine. I'm trying to discover where the following Chronology / Record of Events came from for the 3rd Confederate Cavalry (which was a "regular" army unit). A man named Joseph James posted it on the internet in the 1990's I...
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