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  1. JPK Huson 1863

    The Gettysburg Homestead, Testimony To Who We Can Be

    " The Homestead ", unrecognizable from how it looks today, in 1866 as it was dedicated. Grant is supposedly one of the officers although Meade was there that day too. The building served as O.O. Howard's HQ 13 years before. Guessing he's in this indistinct image somewhere in the center clump...
  2. Pat Young

    The Orphan Train Denounced as a White Slave Trade in Children February 1869

    The New York Freeman's Journal and Catholic Register had been established as a small weekly paper carrying news of the Catholic diocese of New York. By the 1860s it was under private control and allied with Fernando Wood's Mozart Hall political machine. While it continued to focus on issues of...
  3. JPK Huson 1863

    North Carolina Steps Up For The War Widows

    Conveying her raw pain to us over the span of a century and a half, this mourning photo is evocative, if we allow it, of what ' War ' meant to thousands. Is she Southern? Northern? Does it matter? Her husband is dead. Neither side could be said to have placed importance on the welfare of...
  4. SWMODave

    The Youngest Veteran of the Civil War?

    The Illustrated American Vol 1 1890 Rootsweb page that is down - archive page here
  5. JPK Huson 1863

    Lost Little Boy, Found- Willie Claims His Home, Sedalia Hospital, 1861

    Chose this photo, from our own family because it symbolizes what orphaned, regimental ' mascot ' Willie finally went home to and what an unwanted little orphan would have dreamed of. Shockingly with no one to care for or of him, a small child followed grown men- to war. Different time? We do...
  6. SWMODave

    Mary Whitney Phelps - orphan to Missouri Governor's wife

    Source Mary Whitney was orphaned at an early age. At the end of the Civil War she was honored by being appointed to care for postwar needs in the area by President Lincoln when he heard of her compassionate efforts during the war. She was so highly thought of that in 1851 when Christian...


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