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  1. JPK Huson 1863

    Alfred Bloon Gives Us Belle Plain, 1864

    Belle Plain Landing, view wharf, steamers, barges, camp and general bustle described by Sanitary Commission agent Alfred Bloon, 1864. And also famous for The Punch Bowl, camp holding Confederate prisoners en route elsewhere. Using this image because the reading soldier is so wonderful. Snip...
  2. JPK Huson 1863

    Solving Time's Puzzlers, Dating Photographs

    It was pretty darn easy tracking down the date of this image. It was helpful ID-ing which of JPK's sisters and the fact this was probably a portrait taken at the time of her marriage. Middle part and hair carefully covering her eras, a micro-mosaic pin and the beginnings of a fashion rage...
  3. JPK Huson 1863

    Painted Backdrops To The Bloody Backdrop Called War, 1861-1865

    One of far too many portraits employing a painted backdrop to keep track of, this one is marvelous. Like most, the slightly primitive quality enhances History IMO. It was an awfully primitive war- as are all wars. OK, after some ( a LOT ) of futile searching, ( and please note it's searching...
  4. JPK Huson 1863

    Libey & Sons, Ships Chandlers, Richmond Or, Libby , The Most Photographed Prison Of The ACW

    Confederate photographer Charles Rees, of ' Little Miss Bonnie Blue ' fame caught an amazing shot of Libby in 1863. You'd be forgiven for not understanding the warehouse's necessary proximity to the river nor for the fact Richmond was thigh deep in war. Well, looking more closely those are not...
  5. Jimklag

    Monument Monday 2-25-2019

    Taking our cue from Foto Friday, let's do some B&W monuments. 11th Mississippi at Antietam
  6. JPK Huson 1863

    Cashing In Our Photographic History, Fair Deal Or Cheating?

    Using this iconic photo of Elizabeth and Peter Thorn's home, Gettysburg Gatehouse taken July, 1863. Center of so much of our History, so significant to the battle, forever branded in our collective minds it's one of several nearly sacred spots. Making a point- image belongs to all of us both...
  7. Jimklag

    Monument Monday 1-18-2019

    2nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery monument at Cold Harbor battlefield.
  8. Jimklag

    Monument Monday 1-7-2019

    17th Michigan Volunteers at Spotsylvania.
  9. Cavalry Charger

    U.S. Grant photo - rare image?

    Came across this image on Pinterest, one I've not seen before. Here is some more info on the image: General Ulysses S. Grant, Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles and President Andrew Johnson pose together on Aug. 31, 1866, in Auburn, New York, at the home of former Governor Enos Throop during...
  10. JohnOrtegae

    ENDED Civil War Collection Via eBay Auctions!

    I read the guidelines and believe that I am ok to post this. If not, I apologize in advance! I am auctioning hundreds, yes hundreds, of Civil War items all from a collection that was amassed in the 1920s, passed on in the 1970s, and has been stored in a basement ever since! It is time for the...
  11. Jimklag

    Monument Monday - 12-17-2018

    A couple photos of Union flank markers at Gettysburg
  12. Jimklag

    Monument Monday 12-10-2018

    Gordon flank attack trail in the Wilderness.
  13. Jimklag

    Monument Monday November 19, 2018

    20th Maine right flank marker at Little Round Top
  14. Jimklag

    Monument Monday - November 12, 2018

    Unknown confederate soldiers at Bentonville battlefield - photo from Alamy. *edited to remove watermarked photo.
  15. James N.

    Monument Monday - November 5, 2018

    Once again, since I seem to have logged on before @Jimklag I'll start off this week's Monument Monday with the largest monument at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Georgia, the Illinois State Monument located at the Dead Angle on Cheatham Hill. The Illinoisans who wished to record...
  16. Jimklag

    Monument Monday - October 29, 2018

    Wheatfield Road and the Rose North Orchard at Gettysburg with one of three monuments to the 9th Massachusetts Battery in the background. The Excelsior Field is on the far side of Wheatfield Road.
  17. Jimklag

    Monument Monday - October 22, 2018

    The Vermont Brigade monument in the Wilderness near the Brock Road/Orange Plank Road Intersection.
  18. Jimklag

    Monument Monday - October 15, 2018

    A head start on tomorrow. This monument can be seen in Stone Mountain, GA - the subject is self-explanatory. Photo by Mary Gilmartin.
  19. Jimklag

    Monument Monday - October 8, 2018

    Taken from the observation tower on Oak Ridge at Gettysburg. From left to right - 104th NY infantry, Brigadier General John C. Robinson, 88th Pennsylvania infantry.
  20. JPK Huson 1863

    Best Worst Photo Shopped, Faux And Just Plain Silly Images

    " The Lincoln Wedding Photograph " isn't. Someone glued together portraits taken separately and ' poof ', History! They're spreading. It's like lice without a good shampoo eradicating the little vermin. It's always been a puzzle why anyone would create a photo shopped image or just, plain make...
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