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  1. 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...
  2. General Casey

    6th Massachusetts Volunteer Militia in Baltimore

    Picture taken on July 1, 1861 of the 6th Massachusetts Volunteer Militia in Monument Square, Baltimore
  3. 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...
  4. 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 -...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Jimklag

    March 1 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag March 1, 1781 - Articles of Confederation approved by all 13 states. March 1, 1784 - Congress accepts the cession of western lands from the state of Virginia. March 1, 1820 - Missouri Compromise moves out of...
  9. Jimklag

    February 28 In Civil War History

    On this date in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 28, 1818 - New York passes a bill requiring state banks to pay debt in United States notes or specie (hard currency). February 28, 1821 - House passes the public land debt relief bill. Most of the opposition...
  10. JPK Huson 1863

    Ladies Tea Now A Dangerous Trifecta, Northern Light, New Host, Welcome!

    We all know the one with wings would not be myself. Image is called " The Three Graces ", famous dancers, albeit pre-war. We'll take it, with a welcome newest host and we're graced to have her. Like no one had enough trouble with two us, @Northern Light has taken on the job as host here!! Well...
  11. JPK Huson 1863

    Would You Buy A Floating Battery From These Ladies? April 12th, 1861

    Faded, grainy and a little uninteresting at first glance, this photograph may look like an eyesore someone should have gotten rid of. It sure impeded the view at Charleston Harbor. You know. The one of Fort Sumter. South Carolina ladies had been a little busy, thanks to them Edmund Ruffin had a...
  12. Jimklag

    February 27 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 27, 1823 - William Buel Franklin, American Major General (Union Army), born in York, Pennsylvania (d. 1903) February 27, 1827 - Richard W Johnson, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Livingston...
  13. Jimklag

    February 26 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 26, 1832 - John George Nicolay, German-American author (Abe Lincoln's secretary and biographer), born in Essingen, Rhenish Bavaria (d. 1901) February 26, 1861 - Camp Colorado, TX, is abandoned by the Union...
  14. JPK Huson 1863

    " About 3 Feet 6 High, Could Ride Anything on Four Legs.. ", Jimmy Dugan Vanishes Into The War

    Mysteries, marveling and bearing witness to History- trifecta with these old treasures. Bugler Jimmy Dugan, here in familiar early-war wear at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania in 1861 looks like he should have a skinned knee, sagging socks and soccer cleats. That bugle and uniform look like...
  15. JPK Huson 1863

    Confederate Drummer Of The 6th Virginia, The Other Mosby

    Charles' F.' Mosby pictured here is really Charles E. . Son of Southern, pre-war widow Sarah Brumfield Mosby from Manchester, Virginia with numerous progeny by husband Edward, Charles seems to have entered army life on the heels of Sumter's echo. He was only 13. Easy enough marveling at these...
  16. Jimklag

    February 25 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 25, 1808 - James Bowen, American Major General (Union Army), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1886) February 25, 1809 - George Washington Cullom, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in NYC, New...
  17. Jimklag

    February 24 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 24, 1803 - US Supreme Court's first time ruling a law unconstitutional (Marbury v Madison). February 24, 1811 - Edward Dickinson Baker, American politician and Major General (Union Army), born in London...
  18. Buckeye Bill

    Soldiers and Sailors American Civil War Monument in Vincennes, Indiana

    * The Soldiers and Sailors American Civil War Monument in front of the Knox County Municipal Building in Vincennes, Indiana.
  19. Jimklag

    February 23 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 23, 1818 - Jeremy F Gilmer, Maj Gen/Chief Engineer Confederate War Dept. is born in Guilford County, NC. February 23, 1824 - Lewis Cass Hunt, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Brown County...
  20. JPK Huson 1863

    Period Our Ancestor's Single Cell Fungi, Bread's BFF Yeast

    One of the earthenware pots in this crowded, early kitchen, maybe on a shelf far removed from the oven's heat, would have been contained that household's indespensible yeast. Yeast, so it's an erroneous title, really. No yeast, no bread. Or beer, mead, wine, bitters or anything fermented...
  21. Jimklag

    February 22 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 22, 1827 - James Barnet Fry, American historian and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Carrollton, Illinois (d. 1894) February 22, 1847 - February 23, 1847 - Battle of Buena Vista (Mexican-American...
  22. JPK Huson 1863

    Photographs Above The Clouds, A Battle Remembered Forever

    Nurse Grace Babcock's close up doesn't do justice to her determination to have a portrait taken Above The Clouds in Tennessee. Photographer Thomas Merritt of Nashville deserves some credit, too. As if nursing wounded in the middle of a war wasn't hazardous enough, Mrs. Grace Babcock climbed...
  23. Jimklag

    February 21 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 21, 1787 - Congress calls a Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia to rewrite the Articles of Confederation, which aren't working. February 21, 1802 - George Douglas Ramsay, Brevet Major general (Union...
  24. Jimklag

    February 20 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 20, 1811 - Louisiana becomes a state. February 20, 1811 - Vice President George Clinton casts the deciding vote in the defeat of the charter renewal of the First National Bank. February 20, 1820 - Mahlon...
  25. JPK Huson 1863

    Our Greatest Indulgence And Estrogen Fest, An Era Tribute To Hair ( Warning, Men May Experience Vertigo )

    There's a reason we fall into nostalgic raptures over images where belles floated to balls and rose-bedecked young women blushed. They're just so gosh darn pretty. Unabashedly pretty and were 150 years ago. Like this image, most were representative of a desire to express something. Not politics...
  26. JPK Huson 1863

    USCT At Petersburg, " A Man, A Soldier, a Hero "

    From a stereo view which enlarged surprisingly well, USCT at Petersburg. Image packs an awful lot of story into one frame. Easy enough to find these articles. Don't get me wrong, easy to find articles ' da*mming with faint praise ' too, like finding excuses why troops would behave so...
  27. Jimklag

    February 19 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 19, 1821 - Francis Preston Blair Jr, (Rep-Missouri), born in Lexington, Kentucky (d. 1875) February 19, 1827 - Charles Robert Woods, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Newark, Ohio (d. 1855)...
  28. JPK Huson 1863

    Cashing In Our Photographic History, Fair Deal Or Cheating?

    Using this iconic photo of Elizabeth and Peter Thorn's home, Gettysburg Gatehouse taken July, 1863. Center of so much of our History, so significant to the battle, forever branded in our collective minds it's one of several nearly sacred spots. Making a point- image belongs to all of us both...
  29. JPK Huson 1863

    Velocipedes, Not Just For Fun Anymore, Wheeled Freedom For War's Wounded

    Using a ' ladie's ' four wheeled velocipede, pre-war, to illustrate what variety may have been used for wounded. This was moved using one's arms, not pedals or just shoved along like some. Some genius must have gotten a good look at the growing list of maimed men and adapted our early...
  30. Mrs. V

    Reproduction Civil War hairstyle!

    The wonderful ladies at the Octogon Ladies Repository did reproduction styles for many who attended last Saturday’s Ohio Regimental Ball. For the paltry fee of 15 dollars they would give you any style you liked, and there was a whole board of styles to choose from. My hairstylist here at home...
  31. Eleanor Rose

    They Didn't Get Rich Being President!

    The majority of presidents in U.S. history have been fairly wealthy. Adjusting each president’s net worth for today's dollars, most would be considered multi-millionaires. However, many presidents came from humble beginnings and never became highly wealthy. According to the Wall Street...
  32. Eleanor Rose

    Authentic Tipsy Cake

    (Pinterest) Mrs. N.K.M. Lee published The Cook's Own Book, Being a Complete Culinary Encyclopedia in 1832. This is an excellent collection of early 19th century recipes. Tipsy Cake is definitely among the most intriguing. Tipsy Cake "Pour over a sponge cake, made in the form of a porcupine...
  33. Jimklag

    February 18 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 18, 1817 - Lewis Addison Armistead, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in New Bern, NC. (d. 1863) February 18, 1825 - With the support of many Northern states, Senator Rufus King of New York introduces...
  34. SWMODave

    It took us days to repair the damage

    One evening Andy and I were going to have a feast, consisting in the main of a huge dish of apple-fritters. We bought the flour and the apples of the sutler at enormous figures, for we were so tired of the endless monotony of bacon, beef, and bean-soup, that we were bent on having a glorious...
  35. Jimklag

    February 17 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 17, 1804 - Samuel Read Anderson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Bedford County, VA.(d. 1883) February 17, 1819 - After several days of sharp debate the House passes the Missouri statehood bill...
  36. Jimklag

    February 16 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 16, 1807 - Lysander Cutler, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Royalston, Massachusetts (d. 1866) February 16, 1813 - Joseph Reid Anderson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) born in...
  37. JPK Huson 1863

    Edward Porter Alexander's One-Horse Dunkard, Retreat From Gettysburg July 1863

    Artillery General Edward Porter Alexander had a fierce battle in Pennsylvania. Battles. We owe his engineer's eye for detail some of the best accounts from July, 1863. Sketch is entitled " Porter Alexander's artillery charge ", now history. Despite those savage 3 days in Adams County Porter took...
  38. Jimklag

    February 15 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 15, 1815 - Word reaches America that the Treaty of Ghent has been signed, ending the War of 1812. February 15, 1835 - Alexander Stuart Webb, Major General (Union Army), born in New York, New York. (d. 1911)...
  39. JPK Huson 1863

    " March 9th 1862 ", With Apologies To The Naval Forum, What's In A Photo?

    " Period Photos & Examinations " means I'm swiping this but it should be in the Naval Forum. It'd be great knowing where on earth it's from? Enlarged on purpose in case photo experts here can spot era ' photo shopping ', seems to be a snip from another photograph? Surely cannot genuinely be...


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