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  1. Ethan S.

    3rd Michigan Cavalry captain

    I think I's like to start off with my only photograph of an Identified Civil War soldier. Captain Davis Collins, of the 3rd. Michigan Cavalry, Company K. His own handwriting, as the handwriting of another man are on the back of the photo. I'd like to ask a question or two, as I am not as...
  2. JPK Huson 1863

    Love's Eternal Fuzzy Triangle, A Doggy Story

    Sorry it's so long- worth the read, honest! It's a familiar theme, boy meets dog, boy meets girl, girl iffy on her competition... Next post- I said it was long.......
  3. P

    Doubleday or no Doubleday

    I purchased this picture a few months ago on ebay, thinking I'd found an unidentified picture of Abner Doubleday. It looked familiar when I saw it online, but when I got it in hand, I'm less sure it's Doubleday. Of all the pics I could find of him, this one looks younger and thinner than...
  4. GELongstreet

    Staff of the 5th New York Infantry, 1861

    The staff, at least partial, of the 5th New York Infantry Regiment, also known as Duryée's Zouaves, on the porch of the Segar House at Camp Hamilton near Fortress Monroe, Virginia, 1861. The persons are identified, left to right, as: Maj. J. Mansfield Davies Asst. Surg. B. Ellis Martin...
  5. davebleedsblue

    ID Help Please: Confederate 2nd Pattern Artillery Officer's Kepi

    Hey everyone! First, photos: https://imgur.com/a/eUoHixs I picked this up yesterday from a shop that occasionally has some amazing finds. Took me by surprise to see this there, and despite the price tag I couldn't let it go. Anyway, I believe (am hoping) this is a genuine Confederate 2nd...
  6. Z

    An Officer and a Gentleman

    I have some questions about where officers came from. I am particularly interested in first and second Lieutenants in the Confederate army, but am happy to hear about any ranks in any armies. How were colonels selected at various points during the war? How were Captains selected? How were...
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