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  1. SWMODave

    "Put you out of your misery? Certainly, sir!"

    Courtesy The Real Louisiana Tigers During a lull in the fighting our guns were withdrawn and were in column parallel to the road in a common on the outskirts of the town, resting and awaiting orders, when a number of wounded Federal prisoners were brought up in ambulances and laid temporarily...
  2. JPK Huson 1863

    ".... The Harvest Of The Camp Followers Commences "

    Not the army commissary, a sutler's row at Petersburg. " Cigars Oysters Soda Water ", one sign. The traveling tail attached to both armies included an awful lot of commerce and those who engaged in it. There are no photographs of the gamblers, pillagers, swindlers and less savory elements making...
  3. JPK Huson 1863

    " An Arab Tradition Is That An Angel Presented To Them, A Horse "

    When the angel Gabrielle tells you " Welcome this creature " you listen. Legend has it Ishmael first saw this animal galloping out of a dust storm, a gift from Heaven. It's a longer story and quite a few versions are out there but that's the gist. I'm personally not all that interested in...
  4. JPK Huson 1863

    Ghost Stories Of The Recently Deceased, 1861-1865

    " Fancy Dress " balls weren't always October celebrations although a fair amount of costumes represented the usual ghouls, witches and folks who weren't around any longer. While social butterflies flocked to balls in costume, men were dying on far off battlefields- what stories made it back when...
  5. Andy Cardinal

    Say What? Saturday: Sam Watkins Quote

    20 year-old Sam Watkins enlisted in the "Maury Greys" in April 1861. The "Maury Greys" became Company H, 1st Tennessee. Over the next four years, Watkins and his regiment fought in the battles of Shiloh, Corinth, Perryville, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Chattenooga, the Atlanta Campaign, Franklin...
  6. Forks of the Ohio

    "Ghost" History Walk in Prospect Cemetery, Brackenridge, PA

    Prospect Cemetery in Brackenridge, PA, was established in 1864 and includes the graves of those relocated from other local burying grounds. This cemetery includes markers from as far back as 1817. Several Civl War veterans were buried here. The cemetery includes the graves of Brackenridge's...
  7. chubachus

    "Removing wounded across Rappahannock River after battle of Chancellorsville - under flag of truce"

    Taken in Fredericksburg probably in May 1863. Source.
  8. JPK Huson 1863

    Tiny Houses, Our Ancestors' Home Sweet Shed

    Officer's wives and a child, a tiny house in Petersburg. Sure it's cute. It's also an incredibly small space in which to live. One of my favorite ' Wife in Camp ' images, LoC. Why? It's what, maybe 6' by 12'. Tiny house? I'll say. Check out the lace doily runner along her shelf. She made it a...
  9. Buckeye Bill

    The Picacho Pass (Peak) Battlefield

    The Battle of Picacho Pass (Picacho Peak) was an engagement of the American Civil War which occurred on April 15, 1862. The action occurred around Picacho Peak, 50 miles northwest of Tucson, Arizona. It was fought between a Federal cavalry patrol from California and Confederate troops from...
  10. SWMODave

    Tell father that my trust in the Lord is unshaken

    It would be called the Battle of Helena, Arkansas, and considering the Union Army would experience two of its greatest victories on the same day, this smaller battle of July 4, 1863, gained scarce attention. In an unsuccessful bid to seize the Union fort there, and relieve pressure on Vicksburg...
  11. JPK Huson 1863

    One Hour, Forty Minutes Inside Lydia's Home, Gettysburg, July 3rd 1863

    Since every house, barn, shed and warehouse in Gettysburg was filled with wounded post battle it's possible there's medical staff here and maybe the ever-present Sanitary or Christian Commission. Note shell holes on the building's side and maybe roof where shingles are pushed up near the...
  12. JPK Huson 1863

    A Pocket Translator For Your Delorean, Or, The Era Slang Of Our Ancestors

    " I don't know Maud, I'd hauch to split but he looks a real hawbuck to me. What a skezick! Last week he was hunkersliding, telling bouncers trying to bamboozle all the other flippers into believing he's nonesuch. " Gumshun, Bamboozle, Crook, Crank, By Gum, Lallagagging, Flummoxed, Squeal...
  13. LoyaltyOfDogs

    Larry Kelly and His Dog, "Watch," Reunited in Eternity

    Albion Winegar Tourgée, historian of the 105th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, recounted the story of Larry Kelly and his dog, Watch, who served in the regiment together until a fateful day in August 1864: “Everyone in the regiment knew Larry. His dog, too, had long been a fixture of the regiment...
  14. JPK Huson 1863

    54th Massachusetts, Two Captains, One Lt. , Gladstone Collection LoC

    October, 1863 photograph of Co. C officers, Captains Tomlinson and Emilio, Lt. Speer. If this has been posted before I apologize. Can't find a thread but that doesn't mean it's not here somewhere. Link is to Library of Congress's Gladstone...

    In the Field Cannon installation closes out 11-year Fort Anderson project

    Cannon installation closes out 11-year Fort Anderson project By Hunter Ingram StarNews Staff Posted Sep 20, 2019 at 6:00 AM Updated Sep 20, 2019 at 10:36 AM Nearly 155 years after the fall of the Civil War fort, Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site staff have installed a fireable...

    The Birthdate of Samuel Francis Du Pont Samuel Francis Du Pont (September 27, 1803 – June 23, 1865) was a rear admiral in the United States Navy, and a member of the prominent Du Pont family. In the Mexican–American War, Du Pont captured San Diego, and was made commander of the California naval...

    The Birthdate of Rear Admiral Raphael Semmes Raphael Semmes (September 27, 1809 – August 30, 1877) was an officer in the Confederate navy during the American Civil War. Prior to this, he had been a serving officer in the United States Navy from 1826 through 1860. During the American...
  18. Belle Montgomery

    Zoar, Ohio Reenacment Photos -lots of impressions

    It was huge and and the reenactment was spread out throughout the entire historic town of Zoar , Oh! It was like traveling back in time to May 1864! ..The ones in the link below were taken by local news photographer that have some battle scenes. I'm in pic #2 and #16...
  19. SWMODave

    The U.S. Army Campaigns of the Civil War Commemorative Brochures (free)

    The Regular Army Before The War 1845 - 1860 The Civil War Begins Opening Clashes 1861 The Civil War in the Trans - Mississippi Theater 1861-1865 (more issues) The Civil War on the Atlantic Coast The Virginia Campaigns 1862 The Maryland and Fredericksburg Campaigns The Civil War in the...
  20. JPK Huson 1863

    Bad Girls, Smoking And Duels And Bloomers, Oh My!

    ' Bad ', not what you're thinking. For her era she's just behaving weirdly. She's from the ' first ' dress reform movement. There were two, one slightly before the one we see practiced during the war. Movement one adhered more to traditional notions of ' pretty '. The other really did not...
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