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  1. Mr.Beal

    3rd Tennessee Cavalry Union.

    Poking around on here I found this forum. I have (a copy) of my ggg grandfather George Washington Beal. I’ve always wondered if that was his gun, or some stock prop from the photographer. I’m interested in ID the gun. (Kind is hoping it’s the Remington-Beals.). Anyway thought y’all might like it...
  2. east tennessee roots

    Discussion "An Ode To East Tennessee" By Landon Carter Haynes

    Landon Carter Haynes (December 2, 1816 – February 17, 1875) was a Tennessee politician who served Tennessee in the Confederate Senate from 1862 to 1865. He was born in Carter County near Elizabethton, Tennessee, the eldest child of David Haynes, a land speculator, and Rhoda (Taylor) Haynes...
  3. D

    Hi from East Tennessee

    Hello everyone, I’m looking to learn more about history especially this time era which I’ve always found fascinating. I would like to eventually participate in re-enactments. With a thought towards perhaps portraying a civilian nurse as that is what I have been doing for most of my adult life...
  4. east tennessee roots

    Tennessee Governor John Isaac Cox & The Civil War

    When it comes to DNA and genealogy research, I admit my ignorance. I've done the DNA thing, but understand very little about it. Recently a distant Cox cousin, (maternal side), informed me DNA results showed we were related to the Governor. The connection would be a lot farther back than my...
  5. M

    Discussion Confederate Cruelty in East Tennessee and Western NC - Johnson and Ash Counties

    The following is clipped from the Memphis Bulletin of July 15, 1863. Have any of you researched this story for accuracy?
  6. M

    Discussion Confederate Cruelty in East Tennessee - Greene County

    The below is clipped from the Memphis Bulletin newspaper of July 15, 1863. Have any of you researched these stories for accuracy?
  7. M

    Discussion Confederate Cruelty in East Tennessee - Hawkins County

    The attached file comes from the Memphis Bulletin newspaper of July 15, 1863. Have any of you researched this story for accuracy? researched this story for accuracy?
  8. Cody C. Engdahl

    Got table space at the Middle Tennessee Civil War Show Sunday?

    Hi, So I didn't know if I'd get my shipment of novels on time for the show, but they came today, Friday the 6th. I was going to bring them to see if I could sell some on Sunday. The book is called Rampage on the River: The Battle of Island No. 10. It's historical fiction that follows the 2nd...
  9. ucvrelics

    Middle Tennessee Civil War Show This Coming Weekend

    Well its that time of the year and you know Christmas it right around the corner as the Civil War show in Franklin is next weekend. I will have only 2 small tables but I'm taking quality not quantity, plus the Lost Cause cannon will be in tow. Ive been digging in the storage unit and garage all...
  10. Buckeye Bill

    Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga, Tennessee

    * Lookout Mountain The Confederate Army followed up their victory at Chickamauga in September 1863 by pursuing the Union Army to Chattanooga. As Union troops prepared to defend the city, the Confederates encircled the city and prepared to lay siege. From early October through late November...
  11. Buckeye Bill

    Orchard Knob, Chattanooga, Tennessee

    * Orchard Knob: The Battles for Chattanooga On Monday afternoon, November 23, 1863, Union troops under the command of General George H. Thomas formed battle lines in an open valley between the city of Chattanooga and a rocky mound, known as Orchard Knob, to the east. Confederate soldiers...
  12. sailorruss

    Looking for Reenacting Units and current contact information

    I'm a fresh fish and my wife and I are moving from Central Florida to Tennessee. I have always wanted to reenact. As I now have the time and means to do so I would very much like to find a unit in Tennessee. I did bop around on the internet but seemed to only have my emails returned as they...
  13. Creighton1930

    Jehu & Joseph Norman the brother who fought against brother

    Hello Everyone, my name is Creighton, I am history buff, and I am fascinated with the Civil War. I live in Michigan, but my family is originally from Tennessee and Texas. Well, I have always loved trying to find out as much as I could about my genealogy, and I am particularly interested in my...
  14. OldReliable1862

    Memoir of William E. Yeatman, 2nd Tennessee Infantry, CSA

    I've been looking for memoirs from Lucius E. Polk's brigade for a while now, so it was great to find William E. Yeatman's memoir. This was kindly provided by the TSLA, and I decided to reproduce it here. The posts will be separated by year: 1861, 1862, 1863, and 1864-5. Regarding corrections to...
  15. OldReliable1862

    2nd (Bate's/Robison's) Tennessee Infantry


    Old Guns Used In Civil War Back Home On Lookout Mountain

    photo by John Shearer Old Guns Used In Civil War Back Home On Lookout Mountain Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by John Shearer Some old 19th century musket guns had once stood abandoned and neglected in a Lookout Mountain cave, but they later became quite sought after...
  17. Belle Montgomery

    Chickamagua after battle report: Report of Maj. James M. French, Sixty-third Virginia Infantry

    Was working on my family tree and stumbled on this regarding my husband's GGG granduncle's Civil War service and thought you might enjoy it: CAMP SIXTY-THIRD VIRGINIA REGT., Near Chattanooga, Tenn., September 25, 1863. SIR: I have the honor to submit the following report of the part taken by...
  18. JPK Huson 1863

    " Marriage In Tennessee ", Building A Groom From Scratch

    Image from Godey's 1862 has always made me smile. A hopefully unrealistic illustration in that issue's wedding section includes this, five brides frilled to the gills. I found it a little surreal, too. Symbolism can be found in weird places. It wasn't intentional creating a thread on a topic...
  19. Belle Montgomery

    Reward offered for return of Civil War headstones stolen from Bulls Gap cemetery

    Among the headstone taken was the headstone belonging to Peter Couch (Co. D 8th TN Inf.), 1843-1878. The other known stolen headstone was laying on the ground near Peter Couch and was also engraved with “Couch”. It is believed to belong to Couch's brother, possibly William Couch. There may have...
  20. 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...
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