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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. JPK Huson 1863

    Liljenquist's Adopted Family- All Of Us. Today's Face Behind The Story James Wisenbaker, 12th Georgia

    " Period Photos And Examinations ", taking it seriously is easy thanks to Liljenquist's collection gifted to Library of Congress. It's the stories, who we were. James Adriel Israel Wisenbaker and wife Sarah Ann Catherine Dasher lived most of their married lives in Lowndes, Georgia. Older than...
  5. Buckeye Bill

    The Wilson's Creek Civil War Museum (General Sweeney's Civil War Museum)

    The Wilson's Creek Civil War Museum (Former Name : General Sweeney's Civil War Museum) has on display numerous artifacts and weapons of the war in the Trans-Mississippi, more familiarly known as the area west of the Mississippi River. The collection consists of several thousand artifacts that...
  6. Jimklag

    January 26 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag January 26, 1814 - Rufus King, American newspaper editor, politician and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in NYC, New York (d. 1876) January 26, 1816 - Lloyd Tilghman, Brigadier General (CSA) is born in Clairborne...
  7. JPK Huson 1863

    Would You Buy A $30,000 Dead Horse From This Man? Giesboro's Hopeful Quarter Master

    We've used horses in warfare since someone figured out they'd be handy. Romanticized war horses gallop through world history. You didn't need a war- image is of a joust circa 1440. What you never see is the rest of the story. Keeping horses around is messy and expensive, keeping thousands? Ask...
  8. Jimklag

    January 25 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag January 25, 1839 - Seldon Connor, American banker, 35th Governor of Maine, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Fairfield, Maine, (d. 1917) January 25, 1861 - Augusta arsenal seized by Confederacy in Georgia...
  9. Jimklag

    January 24 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag January 24, 1811 - Last of several acts to renew the charter of the first Bank of the United States fails in Congress. January 24, 1832 - John Pegram, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Petersburg, VA. (d...
  10. JPK Huson 1863

    GRAPHIC Sanitary Commission's Eye Witness, Burying The Dead At Fredericksburg

    Cropped to be able to view the main subjects of O'Sullivan's photograph taken at Fredericksburg, this one in the series seems to be of a minister reading a burial rite. Almost never possible to be 100% certain, accounts by and of Sanitary Commission's Rev. J.A. Stone point to the minister being...
  11. luinrina

    Recruiting colored troops - William Birney

    Men of Color – To Arms! To Arms! – Now or Never! From American Battlefield Trust William McDowell Birney was born on May 28, 1819 in Madison City, Alabama. He was the second son and child of abolitionist James Gillespie Birney and his wife Agatha McDowell Birney. He was the older brother of...
  12. JPK Huson 1863

    Corsets, Hoops, Stomachers And Other Weaponry, Our Ancestors' Unfortunate Fashion Addictions

    We girls are nothing if not consistent. A love affair with fashion permeates girl history. For more centuries than we should admit to we've fainted, caught fire, been hit by lightening, nursed bruised toes, cracked ribs and displaced organs- for fashion. Those floating hoopskirts, dainty waists...
  13. Stiles/Akin

    Confederate Balloonist Controversy and the 38th Georgia Regiment

    Did you know the Confederate "Air Force" and 38th Georgia Regiment shared a connection and controversy? Both were both present at the battle of Gaines Mill, on June 27th, 1862 and an interaction between Confederate balloonists and Lawton's Georgia Brigade sparked a controversy that was played...
  14. JPK Huson 1863

    Period Recipes, Receipts, Camp Itch And Cake, Or, Don't Drink Ink

    Why is an era ad for ink in the Food Forum? Members my age may remember being told " Please don't drink ink " so we know it's not edible. But there were recipes to make your own. We've sure departed from terms and phrases in common usage 150 years ago. Remember coming across this a few years...
  15. Jimklag

    January 22 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag January 22, 1826 - Meriwether Jeff Thompson, Partisan (Confederate Army), born in Harpers Ferry, Virginia. (d. 1876) January 22, 1861 - 6 delegates to the Georgia Secessionist Convention issue a "statement of protest."...
  16. LoyaltyOfDogs

    Fightin' Felines and Other Civil War Cats

    Two kittens with members of General Ulysses Grant’s staff at City Point. Familiar companions of home and farm, cats were among the favorite pets of Civil War soldiers in Blue and Gray. Though they only rarely appear in photographs with their soldiers, many cats survive in soldiers' memoirs and...
  17. JPK Huson 1863

    Girl Talk, Or, Our Bilingual Ancestors

    " You're shaking like a blancmange my dear creepmouse. I assure you, passementerie tassles on that dress would put you in a bad box. You can't gammon me your new husband isn't a banging big-bug. I don't see him cutting his stick before the ceremony at sight of you, with or without...
  18. Jimklag

    January 21 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag January 21, 1813 - John C. Frémont born, Savannah, GA January 21, 1824 - Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson born, Clarksburg, Virginia (today, West Virginia). January 21, 1861 - All but 6 of the delegates to Georgia's...
  19. Eleanor Rose

    Will You Handcuff, I Mean Marry, Me?

    Woman Wearing a Bracelet by Alfred Émile Léopold Stevens Gold bracelets and bangles were popular throughout the Victorian era just as they are today. They came in a variety of styles with some adorned with jewels. However, in the late 19th century, a new style entered the scene in the form of...
  20. Jimklag

    January 20 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag January 20, 1812 - Ralph Pomeroy Buckland, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born Leyden, Massachusetts (d. 1892) January 20, 1813 - Jacob Gartner Lauman, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in...
  21. Jimklag

    January 19 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag January 19, 1807 - Robert E. Lee is born, Westmoreland County, Virginia. January 19, 1820 - John Haskell King, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Sackets Harbor, New York (d. 1888) January 19, 1861 -...
  22. JPK Huson 1863

    Most Astonishing ACW Ship Afloat 1861-1865 ? Your Pick

    We had some great ships. It's like designers held a meeting and things got competitive " Oh yea? Well beat this. " Then Choctaw was born ( above I think ), and Chattanooga and Maratanza and those gunboats like Rattler that look like an ironclad and a transport steamer had a kid. We never saw...
  23. luinrina

    The Last Ditch – or: The Adoption of a New Rebel Uniform

    Latest news! - "Cowardly behavior of the Head of Southern Chivalry." - "Jeff. Davis' Disguise." - "Capture in a woman's dress." On May 10, 1865 the 4th Michigan Cavalry landed the big coup – they caught the Confederate president Jefferson Davis at Irwinville, Georgia. Their reward? $100,000 in...
  24. Jimklag

    January 18 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag January 18, 1782 - American orator and politician Daniel Webster (1782-1852) was born in Salisbury, New Hampshire. January 18, 1815 - James Chesnut Jr, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), Senator, husband of Mary...
  25. JPK Huson 1863

    Aunt Hannah's Folk Medicine, Beaufort, 1862

    Lavender has made a comeback as remedy for everything from headaches to inflammation to healing one's soul. At one time these herbals were mainstream medicine, by the 1860's were already considered archaic as medicine ' progressed '. Mostly. August, 1862 Little convinced there's a ' folk '...
  26. Jimklag

    January 17 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag January 17, 1824 - A plan for the gradual emancipation of slaves, approved by the Ohio legislature, is sent to all the states. January 17, 1856 - Georgia Democrat Alexander Stephens debates Tennessee Know-Nothing Felix...
  27. luinrina

    His father's aide - George Gordon Meade, Jr.

    George Gordon Meade, Jr. was born on November 2, 1843 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as second child and son of (future General) George Gordon Meade and his wife Margaretta Sergeant Meade. Following his father's footsteps, George entered West Point in 1860 but left again after only two years on...
  28. Jimklag

    January 16 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag January 16, 1821 - John Cabell Breckinridge born, near Lexington, Kentucky. January 16, 1825 - General George E. Pickett born in Richmond, VA. January 16, 1847 - John C. Fremont is appointed Governor of the new...
  29. JPK Huson 1863

    Winter Camp, Or, Where We Parked Armies For Awhile

    Cropped from the LoC tif below, image is a little hysterical. Beyond the winter camp's we see a chilly, fur bedecked woman whose quarters are apparently under construction. Probably an officer's wife, husband one of the men posed importantly front and center on horses while men who were doing...
  30. Jimklag

    January 15 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag January 15, 1815 - Henry Wager Halleck born, Oneida County, New York. January 15, 1821 - Lafayette McLaws, Major General (Confederate Army), born in Augusta, GA. (d. 1897) January 15, 1857 - Massachusetts holds a...
  31. JPK Huson 1863

    Worst Mourning Photograph Ever- Below A New Row Of Tiny Graves

    Dislike intruding on this family's pain but posting it as a factor in so many lives before medicine progressed to vaccines and antibiotics. We see rows of tiny graves in cemeteries- these four have theirs somewhere. Bless all of them. Found while looking for something else. Pretty self...
  32. JPK Huson 1863

    Habiliments Of Mourning; What Color, Death? Virginia 1861

    Festooning ourselves, especially widows in yard upon yard of black fabric as a social norm after the death of a loved one seemed an accepted practice so embedded in our culture we never question it.' Widows weeds' was the insouciant term, maybe an indication this ' norm ' was not as popular as...
  33. John Hartwell

    Harriet Beecher Stowe: "Mother" of Florida Winter Tourism

    The lady not only "wrote the book that started the Civil War," but, one hundred and fifty years ago, started the tradition of New England "Snowbirds" heading south to the Sunshine State for the winter. It was the birth of the Florida Tourist Industry. "In 1867, Harriet Beecher Stowe and her...
  34. Jimklag

    January 13 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag January 13, 1807 - Napoleon Bonaparte Buford, American Major General (Union Army), born in Woodford County, Kentucky (d. 1883) January 13, 1808 - Salmon P. Chase born, Keene, New Hampshire. January 13, 1815 - William...
  35. JPK Huson 1863

    So How Prudish Were We, Really? Cupids Notwithstanding, A Genuine Question

    Eternally clad in white, playing with cupids and adorned with flowers this image of feminine purity permeates our 2019 ideas about expectations of women in the era. Maybe take another look, without cupids getting underfoot. From naked table legs to some kicking necklines, this Godey's image...
  36. Jimklag

    January 12 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag January 12, 1792 - Robert Patterson, Irish-American Major General (Union Army), born in Cappagh, County Tyrone, Ireland (d. 1881) January 12, 1812 - 1st cargo arrives in New Orleans by steamship, from Natchez...
  37. luinrina

    Colonel at 19 - Henry K. Burgwyn

    Henry "Harry" King Burgwyn, Jr. was born on October 3, 1841 at his mother's ancestral home just outside Boston, Massachusetts. He was the second child and oldest son of Henry King Burgwyn (Sr.) and Ann Greenough Burgwyn. He grew up on the Burgwyn plantation "Thornbury" in Northampton County...
  38. JPK Huson 1863

    Julia Wheelock's " Depot Of Misery ", Camp Convalescent, Alexandria 1863

    Cropped image from the " Sanitary Commission, Camp Convalescent, Alexandria " LoC photo below, nurse Amy Bradley, an officer and wife, seated nurse and other staff pose in front of a neat HQ surrounded by tents. Relief organizations like the Sanitary and Christian Commissions plus state efforts...
  39. Waterloo50

    Civil war dioramas.

    As the title says. I was just looking at the thread ‘Add your Burnside Bridge’ and there’s a fantastic museum diorama. I absolutely love that sort of thing and I was wondering if any of our members have either made a civil war diorama or have photos of dioramas that they have made, perhaps we...
  40. LoyaltyOfDogs

    Ami's SOA Dogs In Camp, Or Can You Spot The Dog?

    Some of the dogs who accompanied soldiers in the Civil War are well-remembered today, thanks, in part, to their portraits. Dog Jack of the 102nd Pennsylvania Volunteers, who was the subject of several CDVs, for instance, or General Rufus Ingalls’s handsome Dalmatian, who appears in a series of...


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