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  1. Jimklag

    February 12 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 12, 1793 - Congress enacts the Fugitive Slave Law of 1793. February 12, 1809 - Abraham Lincoln born, Hardin County, Kentucky. February 12, 1828 - Robert Ransom Jr, Major General (Confederate Army), born in...
  2. SWMODave

    If I should not, Gen. Lee, why should you

    A few days before Gracie's death Gen. Lee went to the trenches, as was his habit, to inspect them in person. He always went alone. When he came to Gracie's line he stepped upon the " banquette " of the work, and taking out his field-glasses began quietly to examine the position of the enemy. He...
  3. JPK Huson 1863

    Saint Valentine's Long Year, 1865, When Cupids Collided Or, The Boys Were Home

    Best war era Valentine's Day card I've seen. War and love do not rub elbows well. This seems more pointed than drippy. We held our breaths through February 14ths 1862, 1863, 1864 and 1865. Then the most gigantic Valentine's Day of the generation happened. Hundreds of them. June, 1865, Ohio...
  4. Jimklag

    February 11 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 11, 1790 - Benjamin Franklin presents a petition to the U. S. House asking that the importation of slaves be stopped immediately. It is the first petition to the House under the newly enacted First Amendment to...
  5. luinrina

    Life of a Slave Girl - Harriet Jacobs

    "Patient in tribulation, fervent in spirit serving the Lord" Part 1 Harriet Ann Jacobs was born on February 11, 1813 in Edenton, North Carolina. Her mother was Delilah Horniblow, her father Elijah Jacobs, a skilled carpenter. She had a younger brother named John. They were all slaves...
  6. Jimklag

    February 10 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 10, 1818 - Isham Green Harris, Governor of Tennessee and US Senator born in Franklin County, Tennessee. (d. 1897) February 10, 1821 - Senate passes public lands debt relief bills. February 10, 1861 - At his...
  7. Jimklag

    February 10 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 10, 1818 - Isham Green Harris, Governor of Tennessee and US Senator born in Franklin County, Tennessee. (d. 1897) February 10, 1821 - Senate passes public lands debt relief bills. February 10, 1861 - At his...
  8. JPK Huson 1863

    Who Here At CWT Shouldn't Be? " There But For The Grace.... Go I "

    Brandy Station, Harper's Weekly. Between Brandy, Aldie, Fairfield and a few more bloodbaths, really should not BE here. Gene pool could have ended during any of them. Great great grandparent somehow escaped the war's burial trenches- 600,000 plus didn't. Two others emerged if not unscathed at...
  9. Jimklag

    February 9 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 9, 1823 - Nicholas Biddle becomes president of the second Bank of the United States. February 9, 1825 - U. S. House elects John Quincy Adams President of the United States. February 9, 1826 - John Alexander...
  10. JPK Huson 1863

    Best Baffling Advertisement Ever For Something We Never Heard Of

    " Whiteley's Original Hidden Hand Co. " Couldn't help myself, HADDD to know. Whatever this ad was selling, would like six, please. Image, LoC So how many times has an era article or photo been so baffling you spend time you don't have puzzling it out? Once in awhile I don't try because...
  11. DBF

    Mr. Lincoln's Drummer

    Photo from amazon.com (A book by G. Clifton Wisler targeting a young audience) This morning our local paper featured the story of William “Willie” Johnston the youngest person in U.S. history to receive the Medal of Honor. He was born in 1850 and in December 1861 he would journey with his...
  12. Jimklag

    February 8 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 8, 1791 - Congress approves the First National Bank of the United States. Washington approves the bill in spite of heavy pressure to veto it. February 8, 1820 - William Tecumseh Sherman born, Lancaster, Ohio...
  13. JPK Huson 1863

    A Where's Waldo? Washington, D.C. CityScape, April 1865, Find The Hearse

    Blocks strewn in front of the Capitol evidence of construction there. Far too many landmarks to name including government buildings- that wide street, for instance, know what we're looking at? Yes, I do, just wanted to see if they're familiar to anyone. Life. Washington D.C., 1865. A map overlay...
  14. SWMODave

    The question is not what he thinks of me, but what I think of him

    Lasalle Corbell Pickett "Mrs. General Pickett" General Lee was noted for his impartiality. Only worthy deeds won recognition from him. He was urged by some of his officers to give his own son command of a brigade, but he replied that he would not appoint an untried officer to so important a...
  15. Jimklag

    February 7 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 7, 1817 - LeRoy Pope Walker, American lawyer and 1st Confederate States Secretary of War (1861), born in Huntsville, Alabama (d. 1884) February 7, 1854 - Steven Douglas resubmits the Nebraska Act to Congress...
  16. JPK Huson 1863

    " Often A Malicious Mind ", Our Slow Slide Backward, Or, Gossip And Other Female Weaponry

    Post war by less than a decade, this 1873 painting by ( Bodini? ) may seem charming but should make your skin crawl. Title a giveaway, " Gossips ". Someone is being torn to shreds, only difference between then and now is we had to be in the same room. Paintings of we girls busy slandering each...
  17. JPK Huson 1863

    Vicksburg's Naval Snapshot- War In A Blink

    LoC image of one of Vicksburg's wharf. We sure know it's before spring of 1865. One of these steamers wouldn't be there. It had come under fire on the way to Vicksburg, survived scandal, guerillas and near misses. Only had around a year left before joining a phantom fleet under the Mississippi...
  18. Jimklag

    February 6 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 6, 1833 - J. E. B. Stuart, Confederate General in the American Civil War, born in Patrick County, Virginia (d. 1864) February 6, 1834 - William Dorsey Pender, Major General (Confederate Army), born in...
  19. Buckeye Bill

    The Battle of Dabney's Mill (Hatcher's Run)

    On this day in 1865, at the Battle of Dabney’s Mill (also known as Hatcher’s Run), Federal and Confederate forces around Petersburg, Virginia, begin a three-day battle that produces 3,000 casualties but ends with no significant advantage for either side. Dabney’s Mill was another attempt by...
  20. Jimklag

    February 5 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 5, 1861 - "Fort Sumter will not be surrendered" came from various people in the Buchanan Administration in response to a demand for surrender from South Carolina. February 5, 1861 - Plans are being made in...
  21. JPK Huson 1863

    Black History, The Part Told By Photographs ( With A Little Help From Frederick Douglas )

    One of my favorite images, from 1850 or so. I think she's wearing Brussels lace, some stones set in gold dangle from her ears and a gold ring seems deliberately displayed. Wish we knew her name. Young wife of a business owner or professional. Quite a few images show up from Oberlin, students...
  22. luinrina

    Administrator, spymaster – Henry B. Carrington

    Civil War Training Camps Miifotos.com - Harrisburg Pa Civil War Henry Beebee Carrington was born in Wallingford, Connecticut on March 2, 1824 to Miles and Mary Beebee Carrington. His grandfather, James Carrington, was superintendent of the arms manufactory in Whitneyville, Connecticut from...
  23. SWMODave

    The dog was loth to leave the dead soldier, and continued to lick the wound upon his cheek.

    Unidentified soldier with dog and photo of lady It was near Spottsylvania Court House, Virginia, on the morning of May 18, 1864. General Grant wished to pierce our line, and had massed some ten thousand troops for this purpose. Many of these were reserves from the camps at Washington. The point...
  24. Jimklag

    February 4 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 4, 1792 - James Birney born, Danville, KY. February 4, 1826 - Halbert Eleazer Paine, American lawyer and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Chardon, Ohio. (d. 1905) February 4, 1833 - Louisiana...
  25. Jimklag

    February 3 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 3, 1807 - General Joseph Eggleston Johnston (CSA)born, Farmville, Virginia. February 3, 1811 - Horace Greeley, editor, born in Amherst, NH. ("Go west, young man") February 3, 1824 - George Thomas "Tige"...
  26. Jimklag

    February 2 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 2, 1803 - Albert Sidney Johnston, Gen (Confederate Army), (born in Washington, KY. (d. 1862) February 2, 1815 - Nathaniel Collins McLean, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d...
  27. JPK Huson 1863

    " Discommoding Millions Who Have No Holes.....", Ground Hog Day, 1864

    You can't attach ' Happy ' to these critters although they make you laugh. Scooting out of sight you get the impression it's all they can do to roll all that flesh in one direction. They've eaten every, single baby watermelon and cantaloupe I've ever grown- and won all my respect being a LOT...
  28. JPK Huson 1863

    Ship's Sand Timer, 1860, Information Please?

    Ship's sand timer, should have indicated size with a coin. Fairly small, maybe 4 or 5"? May have been used on a schooner, the Ann Westover, out of Nova Scotia although several other ships are in the records. Scots grgrgrandfather ran a schooner out of Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia. The...
  29. USS ALASKA

    Prize Courts and CSN vessels

    http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/86/098629104.jpg http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/86/098649315.jpg Captured vessels attempting to run the Union Blockade, (or suspected of such), were sent to Prize Courts for adjudication. Why were captured Confederate Ironclads brought before Prize...
  30. Jimklag

    February 1 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 1, 1807 - William Bowen Campbell, American politician and Civil War Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Sumner County, Tennessee (d. 1867) February 1, 1833 - South Carolina's Ordinance of Nullification...
  31. JPK Huson 1863

    Victoria's Umbrella, Our Decades Under The Reign

    Alexandrina Victoria, around the time her father died- so a Queen. Such a little, pretty young woman, hard to imagine her imprint over 60 years. Imprints. We owe her a span of an improbable 60 years we call an era. Sorry couldn't resist thread title. Words are like Legos, you can build...
  32. JPK Huson 1863

    Who We Held Dear, Our Ancestors' Mute Testimonials

    This child's face is worth any 1,000 words glued together. She seems a little pre-war or at least very early, man in photo may not be a soldier. Little girls lost fathers, more between 1861 and 1865 than we'd ever conceived when all the flag waving started. This practice associated with mourning...
  33. Jimklag

    January 31 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag January 31, 1810 - Daniel Ruggles, Brigadier General born in Barre, Massachusetts. (Confederate Army), (d. 1897) January 31, 1812 - John Randolph Tucker, American naval officer (Confederate Navy), born in Alexandria...
  34. Jimklag

    January 30 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag January 30, 1797 - Edwin Vose Sumner born, Boston, Massachusetts. January 30, 1816 - Nathaniel Banks born, Waltham, Massachusetts. January 30, 1822 - John Basil Turchin [Ivan Vasyliovych Turchin], Russian-American...
  35. JPK Huson 1863

    Steamer John Brooks, A Day At War, Belle Plain Landing

    Belle Plain Landing, 1864, Brady, LoC. Had to post the image large, in two sections or it's tough getting an idea how vast and busy some of these ' landings ' were. Pretty awesome- mail wagon, the famous ' Punch Bowl ' on the hill holding Confederate prisoners waiting transport elsewhere, supply...
  36. Jimklag

    January 29 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag January 29, 1836 - Benjamin Franklin Potts, American lawyer, politician, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Fox Township, Ohio (d. 1887) January 29, 1836 - James Meech Warner, American Brigadier General...
  37. JPK Huson 1863

    Union And Confederate Officers, Arthur Lumley's Toast Among The Captured At Fredericksburg

    " The Union & Rebel officers taking the last drink after signing the papers (?) of parole and exchange of prisoners, Goodbye " Arthur Lumley, Fredericksburg, for Frank Leslie's Illustrated News Full image, LoC Crazy good image of one of those moments frequently encountered during the war. We...
  38. Jimklag

    January 28 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag January 28, 1825 - George Edward Pickett, Major General (Confederate Army), born in Richmond, VA. (d. 1875) January 28, 1840 - The gag rule prohibiting abolitionist petitions from being read on the floor of the House...
  39. NH Civil War Gal

    How a wig stopped a fight

    This was just before the war but it is such a good, true story, I wanted to put it in here. Photo credit: history.house.gov In 1858, the US Capitol gave the world an early preview of the war to come. Congress was debating the statehood of Kansas. Their proposed constitution permitted...
  40. Jimklag

    January 27 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag January 27, 1825 - U.S. Congress approves Indian Territory (in what is present-day Oklahoma), clearing the way for forced relocation of the Eastern Indians on the "Trail of Tears." January 27, 1826 - Richard Taylor, Lt...


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