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  1. K

    165th New York

    This is a bust by Linjo Models. It is about 3" tall . It looks OK in the first image , but in the second one you can see a problem .The eye on the right of the image is smaller than the eye on the left . It is also farther away from the nose and higher on the head . I didn't notice this until I...
  2. lupaglupa

    Quarantine! Cholera in New York City, 1866

    As often happens, it came from across the sea. They knew it was coming. They had waited in dread. They read the news from abroad of the deaths and shuddered to think they would be next. They took what precautions they could. And yet, it came. With aggressive measures, they fought back. Lives...
  3. rpkennedy

    60th New York Infantry - an incident

    From page 82-83 of Richard Eddy's History of the Sixtieth Regiment New York State Volunteers: I am proud to say that Lewis Washington Liscum was my great x4 uncle. Ryan
  4. wausaubob

    Discussion Civil War description from a northern perspective.

    I don't think the Civil War has ever been described from a northern perspective. From a northern perspective, the politics drops away. No. 1, the connection between the New York brokers and outfitters, who are offering the best credit terms, and the best service, to the southern cotton...
  5. wausaubob

    Discussion Two day travel to New York City, 1857. The two day travel area included most of Kentucky. It included w. Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts. This 10 state area included a near majority of the US population and almost all...
  6. Robert Gray

    The 26th New York Infantry at Fort Lyon, Virginia.

    The 26th New York, the "2nd Oneida Regiment", was organized in Elmira, New York, under command of Colonel William H. Christian and was mustered in for a two-year enlistment on May 21, 1861. It left the state on June 19, for Washington; camped for a month on Meridian hill; then moved to...
  7. Albert Sailhorst

    Period Dec. 4-National Cookie Day- New York Cookies

    New York Cookies From “Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches”, By Eliza Leslie, 1840 Take a half-pint or a tumbler full of cold water, and mix it with half a pound of powdered white sugar. Sift three pounds of flour into a large pan and cut up in it a pound of butter; rub the butter...
  8. CivilWarTalk

    State of New York Monument (Gettysburg)

    MONUMENT PROFILEPhoto ©Michael Kendra, April 2002. Battlefield: Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania Location: Northeast side of the National Cemetery Map Coordinates: +39° 49' 14.88", -77° 13' 50.16" Men Engaged at Gettysburg from New York: 23,050 Gettysburg Casualties from New...
  9. Story

    Talk “Field of Fire: The 146th New York in the Wilderness.” Clark Mills NY Nov 20

    CLARK MILLS — Clark Mills Historical Society will present a program by noted local historical lecturer and author Cheryl Pula, featuring a talk about the “Boys in Blue,” at its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20. The program will be “Field of Fire: The 146th New York in the...
  10. JPK Huson 1863

    Matthew Vassar's Female College, Education And The War Wrapped 'Round It

    A long way from Carrie Shead's Oakhill Seminary, young ladies enrolling at Vassar could depend on a wide, wide choice of educational opportunities. Part of " The Gymnasium ", Vassar's riding school included the stables inside the massive building. According to " Vassar College and its Founder '...
  11. skb8721

    Union Civil War Monument in Utica, New York

    I recently traveled from my home in south Louisiana to Utica, New York, and while there took these photos of the local Civil War monument. It's in good condition, as you can see.
  12. Belle Montgomery

    Hoag Library Looking to Sell 26th Regiment United States Colored Troops Civil War Flag they Can't Afford Anymore

    ALBION — Hidden with other treasures in a small archive room at Hoag Library is a worn flag. Sporting 13 red and white stripes and 35 stars — with “26 U.S.C.T” sewn over the stripes — the Civil War-era relic is from the 26th Regiment United States Colored Troops, also called the 26th Regiment...
  13. luinrina

    Irish revolutionist – Thomas Francis Meagher

    From Wikipedia Thomas Francis Meagher was born on August 3, 1823 in Waterford City, Ireland. His father was a merchant and quite wealthy; he eventually retired from trading to go into the politics and was twice elected mayor of the city. His family's financial situation enabled Meagher to...
  14. Belle Montgomery

    Could This Be a Civil War Veteran at 2:16 Minutes In?- Ladies Who Love Downton Abbey Will Love It!

    I love watching early film reels and this being in 1911 is no exception. The film speed was corrected and the added sound effects are on point! The 1903 statue in the film depicts the esteemed Swedish-American engineer and inventor John Ericsson (1803–1889), who helped to revolutionize...
  15. JPK Huson 1863

    " Burny In Mud ", Lt. Hulse, 50th NY Vol., Writes Home To Penn Yan, NY, 1863

    Harper's artist, of course, captured some, slight idea of an army sucking itself along through gelatinous earth. Whose? Sign said " Burny" Confederates gleefully snarked via signs along the way, " Burny In Mud ", " This Way To Richmond ", " Burnside's Army Stuck In Mud ". Well, how could they...
  16. WJC

    Favorite Biography of Daniel Sickles

    With the holidays upon us, I am considering buying a friend and history buff a biography of Dan Sickles. Does anyone have a recommendation? Thanks for your help!
  17. 20th_NYArtillery

    Light Artillery Militia Uniforms

    So I'm looking into Light Artillery uniforms for NYS Militia so that our unit can get all new jackets and trousers and the right gear so that when we go to reenactments we don't look so rag-tag. We've tracked down what NYS Militia jackets look like and some reference photos from the US Army's...
  18. AUG

    Colors of the 16th New York

    Sergeant John Lyon and Corporal Melvin Tucker of the 16th New York Volunteer Infantry holding their regiment's stand of colors. Regimental colors at right and National colors at left. ca. 1863...
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