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  1. east tennessee roots

    Captured Near The South Side Railroad, April 2, 1865

    https://civilwartalk.com/threads/confederate-p-o-w-s-on-harts-island-are-told-of-lincolns-murder.132156/ My ancestor's "Drillmaster" at Camp Vance, Morganton, NC. https://civilwartalk.com/threads/confederate-drillmaster-wright-huske.101180/ David and a number of those taken prisoner at...
  2. 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...
  3. SWMODave

    ... it is amusing to see them coming round, cup in hand, begging ...

    The average soldier can smell pot-liquor a mile off, and he will go for it every time, unless he is tied. And "greens!" Did you ever see the negroes eat greens, at an old-time corn-shucking? It was nothing to the way the soldiers devour them. To the hungry soldier—and all of them are hungry...
  4. JPK Huson 1863

    A Photographer's " Unpleasant Duty " , Respecting A Family's Worst Day Ever

    Breaking a hard and fast personal rule of mine to post this. I never knowingly use post-mortem photos on the grounds someone's worst day ever isn't our business in 2019. There's a point to this and no other way to make it, hopefully this family will forgive the intrusion. Intent is not to...
  5. JPK Huson 1863

    Period " Dyspepsia Bread ", An Annoyed Recipe With Indigestion 1864

    Sometimes I'm convinced we require a bilingual dictionary Found in an 1864 cook book by " An American Lady " this hysterically named bread made with brown flour ( i.e. their version of unbleached meaning entire tree limbs inclusive of acorns went into it- chewy stuff! ) is- swear to goodness -...
  6. SWMODave

    Happy Birthday CivilWarTalk - looking back

    A few snapshots from the past - front page 18 years ago - and 10 years ago April 2001 February 2009 And a new feature in 2001 - a forum You've come a long way baby - Congratulations ... and thank you!
  7. JPK Huson 1863

    " Steamers At Pittsburg Landing ", Shiloh's Wounded Carried Home

    " Steamers at Pittsburg Landing ", we've seen a hundred times. Image is of so much more. It's wounded being transported from battlefield to boat- to hospital. Steamers Tycoon, Monarch, J.W. Hailman, Marengo and now forgotten steamers tied up and left carrying war's bloody evidence. Wagon load...
  8. JPK Huson 1863

    The " Reconciliation Quilt ", Lucinda Sews Hope- Can You See Where?

    Brooklyn, New York City, 47 year old Lucinda Ward Honstein completed the 40 block folk art quilt " The Reconciliation Quilt ". Amazingly adept at telling our story, fabric images reflect sheer hope pervading this country immediately after the war. Message seems to be the beauty found in a...
  9. JPK Huson 1863

    Medal Of Honor Story You Hope His Mother Didn't Read, Seaman Jackson's Torpedoes

    From NYPL, fly leaf image on a book listing medals received in naval duty. Some hair raising accounts in there you just hope mothers of sailors didn't read. You'd lock your kid in a closet if you had any idea what they'd be up to, medal or no. Here's one, no comment from his mother. ' Seized...
  10. Tom Elmore

    Largest Single Family Mortality at Gettysburg

    Numerous instances of multiple men in the same family joining the war effort are recorded – brothers/brothers-in-law, fathers/sons, uncles/nephews and cousins. I have encountered well over a hundred instances of four or more family members who served at Gettysburg, in either the same or...
  11. connecticut yankee

    Post Your Favorite Reunion Photo Here

    There are many Union & Confederate reunion photos on the web. Find your favorite and post it here. To get started here's one of mine: Confederate Veterans at the Gettysburg 50th Reunion in 1913
  12. JPK Huson 1863

    Mr. Smith's Flight, " ..He Floated With Apparent Ease " 1865

    One of quite a few, these are so novel and charming it just never occurs to you they'd be anything except novel and charming. Who knew one could be an eye witness account of an eye witness account? I can't find an image quite matching the article- it's somewhere. From NYPL, an 1807 image...
  13. JPK Huson 1863

    Happy Birthday Ami!! Sorry To Out You But We Brought Balloons!

    Happy Birthday, Ami! Look, we brought balloons! :giggle: Of course Donna remembered because she always remembers! Notices go right over my head, good to have Donna around! Many Happy Returns Of The Day ( source A.A. Milne....) . Pooh had a balloon and if it's good enough for Winnie we'll take...
  14. Mike Serpa

    Medal of Honor Day - brothers

    On March 25, 1863 the first Medals of Honor were presented to members of "Andrews Raiders" for their actions during the "Great Locomotive Chase." In 1990, the US Congress designated March 25 as National Medal of Honor Day. Five sets of brothers have received the MOH. Three from the Civil War...
  15. Boonslick

    WOW! New program that lets you colorize your own photographic images

    I just discovered this new ap today and I'm transfixed. In fact I have been playing with it all morning-you will too. https://colourise.sg/#colorize...
  16. JPK Huson 1863

    Ten Things About " Lady Doctors " You Didn't Know You Should Know; Women's History Month

    From NYPL. Boston's new college for women was different- it was a medical school. Opening in 1848 , New England Female Medical College was joined by Philadelphia's in 1850, Johns Hopkins, Vassar, and school after school graduated these women until today, when the scales are around equal. It...
  17. JPK Huson 1863

    No Good Deed Goes Unpunished, Or, The Tale Of Two Condiments 1864

    I'd be crabby too. The things you find in your bed, huh? Yes, sorry. Another newspaper story! Also sorry to mislead anyone because there's only one condiment, two men. Really couldn't help sharing this. We girls try to be helpful, honest, it just doesn't always go very well. Of course, on the...
  18. Jimklag

    March 22 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag March 22, 1813 - Gabriel René Paul, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1886) March 22, 1817 - Braxton Bragg, Gen (Confederate Army), born in Warrenton, NC. (d. 1876) March 22...
  19. JPK Huson 1863

    " The Nation Will Have To Mourn... Lincoln ", A Prophetic Lament March 22, 1865

    Saying goodbye. Stripped of joyous, garishly displayed decorations of the Grand Illumination celebration dedicated to war's end a few days before these homes and business in our nation's capitol wore mourning and mourners April 19th, 1865. He'd been gone from us four days. Someone told us this...
  20. JPK Huson 1863

    Why We're Better Together, Fellow Travelers, A Bird's Eye View Of Battle 1864

    It's that time of year. All of a sudden you realize wait, that's a bird singing! There's a reason birds are symbols of hope- new life, Spring and song? Trifecta, for we earth bound animals. Good to appreciate each other. Two footed friends of the ACW made the news, too. IMO talk about a...
  21. Jimklag

    March 21 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag March 21, 1861 - Missouri secessionist convention adjourns having voted 98-1 against secession. March 21, 1861 - The Confederate seizure of the US supply sloop, the USS Isabella, at Mobile, AL, on its way to Pensacola...
  22. Jimklag

    March 20 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag March 20, 1804 - Neal Dow, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Portland, Maine (d. 1897) March 20, 1812 - George Bibb Crittenden, Major General (Confederate Army), born in Russellville, KY. (d. 1880)...
  23. JPK Huson 1863

    Fire At The White House Stables, Patterson McGee's Revenge 1864

    In February 1864 a disgruntled employee, Patterson McGee set fire to the White House stables. He'd been head coachman, discharged the day before from his job and was seen back on the grounds hours before the fire killed Tad Lincoln's ponies, Hay's matched pair and the Lincoln family carriage...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. Stiles/Akin

    Her image had been buried near a Civil War battlefield for 100 years. Then I found her.

    A metallic negative of a well-dressed 19th-century woman, left, was excavated by the author while relic hunting in Centreville, Va., in 1992. It was recently converted to a positive image, right. (Kevin Ambrose) By Kevin Ambrose March 17 at 8:00 AM My metal detector gave a loud signal as I...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. 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...
  40. 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...


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