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  1. AUG

    "Our Last Battle": An Account of the Battle of Bentonville

    By Sgt. Walter A. Clark, Co. A "Oglethorpe Infantry," 63rd Georgia Infantry, Smith's Brigade (led by Capt. J. R. Bonner), James A. Smith's (Cleburne's old) Division, Cheatham's Corps, Army of Tennessee. From his memoirs, Under the Stars and Bars; or, Memories of Four Years Service with the...
  2. JPK Huson 1863

    Our Civil, Civil War Ancestors, Playing Nice With Each Other

    More than delightful glimpses of a graceful past, era images of balls and dances are reflective microcosms of the society into which our ancestors were born. Rigid etiquette was adhered to at these functions but it wasn't just a backdrop for Brussels lace and paisley waistcoats. Plain, old good...
  3. Jimklag

    March 19 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag March 19, 1817 - Lewis Henry Little, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Baltimore, MD. (d. 1862) March 19, 1819 - David Henry Williams, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Allegheny County...
  4. Jimklag

    March 18 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag March 18, 1782 - John C. Calhoun born, Calhoun Mills, Abbeville District (now Mount Carmel, McCormick County), S.C. March 18, 1829 - William R Boggs, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army) and chief of...
  5. Jimklag

    March 17 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag March 17, 1777 - Roger B. Taney is born, Calvert County, Maryland. March 17, 1820 - Patrick Edward Connor, Irish-American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in County Kerry, Republic of Ireland (d. 1891) March...
  6. JPK Huson 1863

    'Athas St. Patrick's Day, From Once-A-Year Colleens At Ladies Tea

    " Irish Beauty ", Currier and Ives print from LoC. Image is slightly post war which makes it an odd topic for publication at the time. Around 1870 there was a lot of anti-Irish sentiment partly based on anti-Catholic sentiments but helped along by scurrilous, mine owner-bought newspapers...
  7. Jimklag

    March 16 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag March 16, 1802 - The 1st US Military Academy at West Point is established through Congressional act (opened July 4, 1802) March 16, 1818 - Missouri's petition for statehood is presented to the U. S. House. It is not...
  8. JPK Huson 1863

    'Erie -As In Irish History, 1167 To 1868 A 1,000 Year Old Family Tree

    We forget how truly ancient is Ireland. By the time this country was lucky enough to welcome these immigrants, some to walk off the boat and into our war as a new citizen, they'd been around as Ireland since 1137. That's not a page number from some tome- it's a date. 1137. I ' think ' that's the...
  9. JPK Huson 1863

    " True Men, Glorious Men ", St. Patrick's Cathedral Requiem To The Fallen Of The Irish Brigade January 16, 1863

    Father Reilly on that day, January 16th, 1863 called them great men said of them " Mainly adopted citizens attracted by great freedoms .....". Frank Leslie's artist somehow captured how evocative of timeless passages through life can be ceremonies in cathedrals. Tough to put your finger on but...
  10. Jimklag

    March 15 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag March 15, 1830 - Abraham Lincoln moves to Macon County, Illinois, about 10 miles south of Decatur. March 15, 1861 - Camp Wood, TX, is abandoned by the Union forces. March 15, 1862 - The Dept. of Florida is merged into...
  11. Stiles/Akin

    USS Weehawken, USS Montauk, and USS Passaic

    Did you know Confederate photographer George Cook took the world’s first combat photo on September 8th, 1863? Cook took this photograph of the monitors USS Weehawken, USS Montauk, and USS Passaic as they attacked the Confederate batteries at Fort Moultrie. Cannon smoke can be seen surrounding...
  12. JPK Huson 1863

    The Comprehensive ACW Faux, Fake, Made-Up, Why-Would-Anyone-Do-That Photo Thread

    It's not always the obvious photos misidentified for the obvious reasons. This snip is of a young woman at Brandy Station's hospital. She's all over the place on the internet as Cornelia Hancock, our Quaker nurse who left us agonizing accounts of her war. This isn't she. Why is that important...
  13. Jimklag

    March 14 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag March 14, 1794 - Eli Whitney patents the cotton gin machine revolutionizing the cotton industry in the southern US states. March 14, 1808 - Catharinus Putnam Buckingham, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in...
  14. Jimklag

    March 13 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag March 13, 1818 - Albion Parris Howe, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Standish, Maine (d. 1897) March 13, 1820 - Louis Hébert, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army) and civil engineer, born...
  15. JPK Huson 1863

    " I Think Of Thee, I Think Of Thee ", A Prisoner's Ode To His Love, His Wife

    Unidentified couple from the amazing gift the Liljenquist family made to all of through LoC. It's the photo Captain Beaudry's poem written while prisoner in Libby's tobacco warehouse Richmond made me think of, no idea why. Both are evocative of the war, maybe, and the couples whose thoughts of...
  16. 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...
  17. JPK Huson 1863

    A Magical Irish Faerie's Tale, By Magical Irish Poet William Allingham

    We lovedddd our faeries. It may be why when Irish poet William Allingham penned these words, they carried themselves on Irish wings all the way across the Pond, finding such a receptive audience you couldn't find a child or its mother who couldn't recite the poem. Irish Poet William Allingham...
  18. Jimklag

    March 11 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag March 11, 1811 - Marsena Rudolph Patrick, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Hounsfield, New York (d. 1888) March 11, 1832 - William Ruffin Cox, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Scotland...
  19. Jimklag

    March 10 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag March 10, 1818 - George Wythe Randolph, Secy War (Confederacy), born in Charlottesville, VA. (d. 1867) March 10, 1824 - Thomas James Churchill, Major General (Confederate Army), born in Louisville, KY. (d. 1905) March...
  20. LoyaltyOfDogs

    Are dogs good judges of character?

    (Illustration from "The Pictorial Book of Anecdotes of the Rebellion," by R.M. Devens, 1889) Is your dog a good judge of character? Have you ever heard people say that if their dogs don’t like someone, that’s good reason they shouldn’t like them either? From several accounts preserved in Civil...
  21. JPK Huson 1863

    " Unknown ", National Archives Photo 1861, Flag ID Please?

    National Archives Photographs between 1860-1869 contains this from 1861, listed " Unknown ". Guessing one of our CWT members can make it known, maybe by a flag ID? From 1861, listed as unknown in National Archives. I'd an idea this was of some quartermaster's because a massive tent is in the...
  22. Jimklag

    March 9 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag March 9, 1832 - Abraham Lincoln announces his candidacy for the Illinois House of Representatives. March 9, 1839 - Felix Huston Robertson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Washington-on-the-Brazos, Texas...
  23. Buckeye Bill

    The Pea Ridge National Military Park (Black & White)

    * The Pea Ridge National Military Park is a United States National Military Park located in northwest Arkansas near the Missouri border. The park protects the site of the Battle of Pea Ridge, fought March 7th and 8th, 1862. The battle was a victory for the Union, and helped it gain control of...
  24. JPK Huson 1863

    The Night SS Pewabic Became A Shipwreck, August 9, 1865

    Came across a photo of Civil War era ' packet ' passenger steamer " Meteor ", on Lake Huron. It was interesting because SS Meteor's appearance was different than any, other steamer I'd bumped into. It sure pays to go poke around history. Examine period photos? Recommend it. Union soldiers just...
  25. Jimklag

    March 8 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag March 8, 1799 - Simon Cameron, U.S. Senator and Secretary of War (Union), born in Maytown, Pennsylvania (d. 1889) March 8, 1817 - The New York Stock Exchange is organized. It will open later this month. March 8, 1836...
  26. JPK Huson 1863

    Currier And Ives, Who We Were And Who We'd Love To Be

    Ebenezer Bell, 88th Pennsylvania died May 5th at Laurel Hill, 1864. Currier and Ives , the famous firm then established in New York City gave free rein to our involvement in the war- a widow's memories documented on their print. There are prints like this one, another has a column of ghostly...
  27. Jimklag

    March 7 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag March 7, 1827 - Colonel Henry Leavenworth ordered west to establish a fort in the area of present-day Kansas. March 7, 1831 - John Bratton [Old Reliable], American physician and Brigadier-General (Confederate Army)...
  28. Northern Light

    Mrs. General Meade

    What do we know about the women behind the generals? Sure you know about Mary Lee, Libby Custer and Sally Pickett, but most of the wives are hidden behind their husbands frock coats, and digging out any information is difficult, but I am going to try! Margaretta Sergeant Meade Margaretta...
  29. Jimklag

    March 6 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag March 6, 1820 - Horatio Gouverneur Wright, American Major General (Union Army), born in Clinton, Connecticut (d. 1899) March 6, 1831 - Philip Henry Sheridan, Major General (Union Army), born in Albany, New York. March...
  30. JPK Huson 1863

    " Rule Of Health For Married Ladies " 1863, Or, Happily Ever After, The Documentary

    Currier and Ives produced a plethora of prints like this one from LoC. " The Young Mother ", it was one of countless gooey takes on a woman's life. ' Young Love ", " Married Life, The Day After The Wedding ", " A Year Of Marriage ", featuring blissful domestic life in romanticized settings. The...
  31. Jimklag

    March 5 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag March 5, 1825 - John Dunovant, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Chester, SC. (d. 1864) March 5, 1836 - Samuel Colt manufactures first pistol, 34-caliber "Texas" model. March 5, 1847 - In Jones v. Van...
  32. JPK Huson 1863

    " Will The Rich Pause? " Women's History And Soldier's Wives Enduring It , 1861-1865

    Image depicting war's commencement, LoC. Interesting, women as powerful figures in flowing robes surmounting men's varying agendas. On either side of these two fierce figures we see gold coins spilling at war's feet. War was big business- unless you were the part of the population footing those...
  33. Jimklag

    March 4 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag March 4, 1824 - In Harrisburg, the Pennsylvania Convention nominates Andy Jackson for President, and Calhoun for Vice-president. Calhoun subsequently withdraws from the race for President to run for Vice-President...
  34. JPK Huson 1863

    USS Varuna's Oscar Peck Reports On Board, April 24, 1862

    Battle of Fort Jackson, April 24th 1862. USS Varuna never made it past those forts on the Mississippi but it wasn't for lack of effort. This era image, from Harper's image is wonderful. Captain Boggs kept his guns firing as the ship was going down. Seaman- Seaboy, Oscar Peck was there. USS...
  35. General Casey

    6th Massachusetts Volunteer Militia in Baltimore

    Picture taken on July 1, 1861 of the 6th Massachusetts Volunteer Militia in Monument Square, Baltimore
  36. Buckeye Bill

    Ulysses S. Grant's Boyhood Home

    The Grant Boyhood Home in Georgetown, Ohio was the home of Ulysses S. Grant, 18th president of the United States. Grant's parents moved to this home from Point Pleasant, Ohio when Grant was an infant. Grant would stay in this house until he was accepted into the United States Army Academy at...
  37. Jimklag

    March 3 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag March 3, 1819 - Edwin Vose Sumner enters military service at the rank of Second Lieutenant. March 3, 1820 - Maine admitted to the U. S. as a free state, Missouri admitted to the U. S. as a slave state. March 3, 1836 -...
  38. Mark F. Jenkins

    Three tombstones at Senecaville

    I recently visited the Senecaville, Ohio cemetery to find this gentleman (my great-great-grandfather on my dad's mom's mom's side): But along the way I noticed two other interesting stones: I think I've seen this one somewhere before. Is it possible some other member posted it at some...
  39. Jimklag

    March 2 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag March 2, 1793 - Sam Houston, American born 1st President of Republic of Texas (1836-38, 1841-44) who helped bring Texas into the United States as a constituent state, born in Rockbridge County, Virginia (d. 1863) March...
  40. JPK Huson 1863

    November 19th, 1863 Gettysburg, A Procession Through Time And A Question

    Gettysburg, November 19th 1863. The procession to the new Soldier's National Cemetery was captured by Brady, this is asnip from the famous ' troops marching into Gettysburg ' photo gives endless scope for examination. It's not troops marching in, it's part of the procession- but which part...


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