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    Questions on General Order 25

    Hello I found on my ancestors muster roll in the remarks section what I believe reads Transfered to regular forever under order no 25 ______(unknown word)_____ R.E. Lee. My question is what was order number 25 and is anyone able to understand how it is in context with what I believe it to read...
  2. 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...
  3. S

    Help Identifying a Civil War Artifact

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1e3-5gX35IjNdtocl1eZGST0NoP3cnchNyt4IUqA0C_0/edit?usp=drivesdk Recently I acquired this artifact, and cleaned it up. It wasn't in the best shape when I got it but it cleaned up fairly nicely. I was told it was part of a saddle, but I'm not sure what part it...
  4. T

    Asking Advice: Building a Weapons Collection (Warning: Many Questions)

    Hello everyone! I have been collecting Civil War artifacts since I was about 10 years old, but only recently have I been able to acquire weapons. I wanted to ask some of your opinions on what I should pursue, what I should look for, etc. General Collecting Goals: While I would love to own...
  5. JPK Huson 1863

    Amazing Grace, Remembered; A Count Of Honor, Please, Our Lost Nurses

    This, because what a surviving nurse said years later of those lost, sticks in my head. Posted her comment before, but it belongs amongst her peers. How flowers and vines take over the stones, and butterflies play where sorrow once walked from a grave. Hoping this may grow into something with...
  6. lelliott19

    Establishing Credibility - Non-Academic Historian

    As many of you know, I have been researching for more than 8 years in preparation for writing the first comprehensive regimental history of the 16th Georgia Infantry (Wofford's Brigade). I am not an academic historian. :cold: I have been extremely fortunate to have collaborated with, and...
  7. Cdoug96

    Need help with Jacob L. Walter

    Hi, I need help finding out Jacob L. Walter's regiment. He was born in 1826 in Turbotville, Northumberland, Pennsylvania he died in 1912 in Clayton, Lenawee, Michigan. The record of the graveyard he was buried in says he was a soldier but does not give the regiment. He arrived in Michigan...
  8. Cdoug96

    I need help finding out if John M. L. Porter fought in the War

    I need help finding out if my ancestor John Meyers Lawrence Porter fought in the Civil War or not. Here is what I know of him. He usually just went as John Porter or John M. L. Porter. Born 6 Nov 1830 in Claryville, Allegany, Maryland. Died 29 Mar 1901 in Ogden, Lenawee County, Michigan...
  9. lelliott19

    Double Column, Closed in Mass?

    We recently had a question about "Marching by the Flank" located here https://civilwartalk.com/threads/marching-by-the-flank.139666/ I have a similar question and am hoping some of you guys that know about infantry tactics can help. James N. @captaindrew @rpkennedy @thomas aagaard @infomanpa...
  10. fox6998

    Hello! Coming to the community for guidance

    Hi guys! I'm a student at Penn State University, and am currently beginning to draft my final paper for my Civil War class. This era has always been my favorite to study, and I figured for my paper I would take a subject that has been less covered or written about by students, which is...
  11. Tennessee_Mountainman

    [Help] Uniforms of the 5th Indiana Cavalry (90th Infantry)?

    Did cavalry regiments from Indiana have standard issued uniforms? If so, then that might answer my questions. I'm trying to find details on what uniforms this 5th Indiana Cavalry wore. Thank you.
  12. lelliott19

    Help Transcribing Letter - Medical Exemption

    I need some help transcribing some very poor handwriting. The letter is from Wm A Neese, the Sheriff of Hart County Ga, to Governor Joe Brown, dated July 15, 1864. Neese is asking for clarification of exemption. From what I can gather, the men had certificates of disability but the certificates...
  13. Raneen910

    Need Help With Ball Gown

    Hi, all! I'm very new to this (though this isn't my first historical creation, it is my first from this decade) and would like a little bit of help. I'm an experienced seamstress and have made ball gowns in the past, but none from this particular period. I found some gorgeous fabric at a...
  14. NurseErin

    Looking For Some Help...

    I'm working on a nurse impression and I'm hoping to find another person on here that is familiar with nurse impressions and is willing to critique my current wardrobe and to run questions by as I continue to develope my impression. Also above is a picture of some of the members of my battery...
  15. Tennessee_Mountainman

    Any Unionists from Shelby County, TN?

    It has been well established that the state of TN has furnished more troops for both the CSA and USA than any other state in the Civil War. However, seldom do you hear about Unionist Regiments being formed in West Tennessee. I get asked a lot about which regiment I would enlist for if I lived in...


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