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  1. JPK Huson 1863

    Another Picket Story, Playing Peace On The Rappahannock

    Somewhere near Fredericksburg, pontoons across the river join two sides. Wagons and planks in foreground, men ( engineers? ) enjoying peace, however temporary. Gardner's print didn't catch the pickets along the Rappahannock, if he had he may have witnessed peace in that camp, too. Always keep...
  2. JPK Huson 1863

    Picket Stories, Enemies Who Quit For Awhile

    From Harper's Weekly, illustration of pickets meeting half way in a river. Harper's told this story, newspapers seem to have published every one they could get their hands on. Too many knowledgeable members to have a shot at what picket duty encompassed, would sound like an idjit. Given we're...
  3. Cavalry Charger

    "Never Mind the Guard"

    "'After we had secured the opening of a line over which to bring our supplies to the army, I made a personal inspection to see the situation of the pickets of the two armies. As I have stated, Chattanooga Creek comes down the centre of the valley to within a mile or such a matter of the town of...
  4. JPK Huson 1863

    Sea Grass Over A Maine Boy's Grave, A Beaufort Teacher's Memorial

    There are a plethora of photos from Beaufort, South Carolina, one could use representing a story occurring during the war years there. None do justice to a poem written by a teacher, touched to the core, paying respects at the grave of a young soldier killed while on picket duty. She plucked a...
  5. LoyaltyOfDogs

    A Water Dog

    Newfoundland dogs are strong swimmers who have long been known for their ability to rescue people from drowning. These two soldiers found another use for a dog's affinity for the water: from "The Wild Riders of the First Kentucky Cavalry," by Sergeant E. Tarrant
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