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    Edged Wpns Hi! Need help with sword ID/value

    Hi! This is my first post here. I have been a civil war buff for years. I am curious about two swords that have been in my family since 1910. They are very similar looking, although not identical. I am told they are cavalry sword "wristbreakers". One is marked "Klingenthal Coulax" (sp?) and...
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    Help with wartime history of 10 pdr. Parrott no. 10

    My wife recently acquired U.S. 10 pounder Parrott rifle Registry number 10. We’re fairly certain it was present at Bull Run, and possibly captured there or subsequently because of the deep scars on the top of the tube, possibly from being dragged over rocky ground. We’d be interested in any...
  3. Belle Montgomery

    Discussion Why Changing The Way We See The Civil War Will Help Us Preserve Our Country

    Stumbled upon this ... thought I'd share it with you folks : By Gregory P. Downs November 25, 2019 6:00 a.m. The following is adapted from Gregory P. Down’s book, The Second American Revolution: The Civil War-Era Struggle over Cuba and the Rebirth of the American...
  4. Bruce Vail

    Discussion Need help finding D.H. Hill's report on the battles before Richmond....

    I am hoping someone at CWT can direct me to an on-line location of the official report written by Gen. D.H. Hill following the Battle of the Seven Days in 1862. My on-line search skills are not what they should be, and am having difficluty.....
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    Civil War Experts - I need your help!

    Hello All, Although I have been on this site many times this is my first time posting. I was wondering if someone can help me find a picture of my Great- Great- Grandfather, Joseph McCabe, 182nd (69th) co.F -N.Y.N.G.A. He was a part of Corcoran's Irish Legion. He enlisted on 10/1/1862 in NYC...
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    Wolfgang Droege 1863 Sharps Carbine help?

    I'm looking for more info and idea of it's current value. It's a .54 Cal Shiloh Arms New Model 1863 Farmingdale, New York - It has wolf marking on barrel. The seriel number is 1055. I found it at a gun show when I was little I been doing acw for a bit and recognized it, told my father some...
  7. JohnDLittlefield

    Help Mapping out a Confederate Mission near Richmond

    Forgive me if I have posted in the incorrect forum. Normally I post on the Naval Forum. I am not sure if this has been the subject of a previous thread, but initial searches did not yield results so I present it to you. The attached article (Shippey 1884- A Leaf form my Log-Book) chronicles the...
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    Muzzleldrs Need help identifying a musket

    I need help identifying this musket. This was past down to me from my dad. I've always been told it was his great great grandfather's during the civil war. Union soldier. I've been told it's a 69 caliber. Smooth bore. Its overall length is 45.5 inches. Barrel length is 30.5 inches. The side...
  9. bobinwmass

    Uniforms Help Identifying Military Shako

    I rather impulsively bought this on Ebay last night so I don't even have it yet, but am hoping I did not screw up. The seller had it listed as a US M1864 Light Artillery Shako (which means could have been used after the Civil War), but after some quick research in my scant reference library, to...
  10. Andersonh1

    VI? VS? Terminology help needed

    I'm hoping some of the experts here can help me out. In researching the records for an ancestor in the CS army, there is this card noting that he "Appears on a Register of St. Mary's Hospital, West Point, Miss." The date is January 10, 1865, and the "disease" is either VS or VI, I can't quite...
  11. gem

    Did the Confederacy's Shortage of Quinine Help Turn the Tide in the Union's Favor ? (poll)

    In this thread I'm going to look at what role Quinine (or a lack thereof) had on the War.
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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...
  13. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
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