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  1. JPK Huson 1863

    Discussion Under The Flag Of Truce, Tenuous Lines Of Hope In Print

    Waud's image of a flag of truce exchange, " Southerners being to Confederate boats, Norfolk, Virginia ", " Flag of truce " written below. Flag of truce could mean a lot of things to a lot of people, really important things. The war tore this country to shreds, figuratively and literally. It...
  2. DBF

    A Wedding Calls; as Richmond Falls

    “Now Northern goods are out of date; And since old Abe's blockade, We Southern girls can be content With goods that's Southern made. We send our sweethearts to the war; But, dear girls, never mind-- Your soldier-love will ne'er forget The girl he left behind.” Carrie Bell Sinclair...
  3. Cavalry Charger

    The Overland Campaign

    https://www.irishcentral.com/photo/irishmans-photographs-of-the-civil-war "In May of 1864, Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and the Union Army began the Overland Campaign, which aimed to wedge Union forces between the troops of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and the Confederate capital of Richmond...
  4. JPK Huson 1863

    First Bull Run Bull Run 1861 And A Missing Piece Of A Story, Help Please?

    The McClean House, Beauregard's HQ at Bull Run 1861. Civilian prisoners claimed as political prisoners were brought here before being sent on to Liggon's Prison, Richmond. The Henry House, Stone House, Sudley Church, Grigsby House and a few others remain well known at least in name. Does anyone...
  5. jpeter

    Oops, big lump of your posts....

    DISCLAIMER: This thread contains posts from multiple threads, as many as 30! They were accidentally merged together. Sorry! This thread is closed. Feel free to open some new discussions. ---CivilWarTalk--- Native American slavery in North America was extensive over much of the...
  6. JPK Huson 1863

    Richmond's Dawn Over Ruins, Today-154-Years-Ago, April 4 1865

    Image is referred to as ' African Americans on barges, Richmond '. Using this photo from April, 1865 because yes, it is but it's also displaced civilians who fled flames and chaos, saving what they could. These Richmond citizens were some of the lucky ones. Who knows how many households are...
  7. 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...
  8. ForeverFree

    Feb 26, 2019: Stories of Service: U.S. Colored Troops in the Civil War; Richmond, VA

    From http://vawarmemorial.org/event/stories-service-us-colored-troops-civil-war - Stories of Service: U.S. Colored Troops in the Civil War Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm Free Event Patriotic Events Did you know the United States Colored Troops (USCTs) played a decisive role in...
  9. lelliott19

    Mortality Rates at Confederate Hospitals in Richmond and Petersburg 1861-1862

    Below is a summary of the report of Samuel Preston Moore, Surgeon General CSA (left,) and Peter Evans Hines, Chief Surgeon at Petersburg (right,) originally published in the Richmond Examiner, reprinted in the Southern Recorder. (Milledgeville, Ga.,) October 07, 1862, p. 3. I did find it...
  10. ForeverFree

    "Blue Coats In A Gray City" - United States Colored Troops in Richmond, VA, April 2015

    USCT Living Historians march through Richmond, Virginia in 2015 Source: From Timothy Fredrikson at the Stories of the United States Colored Troops Facebook Page “Blue Coats In A Gray City” – In April of 2015, a detachment of United States Colored Troops marched from Rockett’s Landing on the...
  11. SWMODave

    Thank God that I have lived to see this!

    by Thomas Nast While this story has been posted in the past, I was unable to find this amazing eyewitness account by Admiral David Porter on the forum. Edited heavily for brevity. April 4, 1865 At daylight it was discovered that all the forts had been set on fire and evacuated, and nothing...
  12. JPK Huson 1863

    " Union Jack ", A Dog's Publicity Tour, Harper's 1862

    Union Jack, one, more ex-Confederate dog, in an image from an article devoted to him, in Harper's Weekly. Like hero of Castle Thunder fame, Union Jack invited himself along when Richmond prisoners came home. I apologize for the length but feel any dog who made his way from Richmond to the...
  13. JPK Huson 1863

    Elizabeth Van Lew, A Rescue Story Or; A Shared Rock In Shocktoe

    Pre war rendering of the Van Lew mansion, note American flag. Inside this home lived daughter Elizabeth who also housed Union prisoners in two attic rooms. Inside this house, in 1861 one of the Confederacy's political prisoners died. His name was Calvin Huson, Jr., family was from Penn Yan, New...
  14. JPK Huson 1863

    Hero, Russian Bloodhound Of Castle Thunder, Tracks Yankees All The Way Home

    " Hero ", not just any bloodhound but apparently a hugely fierce prison guard owned by a Captain Alexander, CSA prison guard, took a doggy oath of the heart. Adopted by Union sutler Munn, 140th NY, who brought him home, their story splashed across newspapers. Kind of cool finding a good Dog...
  15. JPK Huson 1863

    Richmond's 1864 " Wedding Brigade ", Lady Guerillas In The Midst...

    This mid-century, 1800's illustration is of a Russian wedding tradition whereby bride and groom are hurtled towards the church, pursued by more thundering carriages and horsemen. Richmond's wedding parties around 1864 may have found the scene familiar. NYPL Sorry. Some things are just a set-up...
  16. lelliott19

    "Bath Master" at Camp Winder Hospital - Richmond

    http://www.civilwarrichmond.com/images-of-winder-hospital * William A Curtis, 2nd NC Cavalry, describing facilities at Camp Winder Hospital said: .....there was a little branch, and near it a Bath House for the use of the soldiers...
  17. WJC

    Why Richmond?

    The rebel 'government' had three capitals: first, Montgomery, Alabama, then Richmond, Virginia and finally- while 'on the run'- Danville, Virginia. Some add a fourth, Greensboro, North Carolina. Why was Richmond chosen as the capital? Was it an exercise in bravado, a message to the U. S...
  18. OldReliable1862

    Richmond Forts 1861-62

    While looking at a c. 1862 map of Richmond, I noticed a series of forts set in a rough ring shape around the city. After doing some quick reading (particularly the game rules for Civil War Brigade Series: Seven Pines), the citizenry of Richmond erected these forts early in the war. Other than...
  19. JPK Huson 1863

    "The Gettysburg Dead" Come Home To Richmond Mothers, Widows And Orphans, 1872

    This was a long running hope, to bring them home. What happened to the Confederate dead at Gettysburg? This, and Dr. Samuel Weaver, and mothers, sisters, wives - collectively ' Ladies ' of the South. It was not only Richmond. Weaver sent trains to many cities through the next years. They came...
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