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  1. P

    Doubleday or no Doubleday

    I purchased this picture a few months ago on ebay, thinking I'd found an unidentified picture of Abner Doubleday. It looked familiar when I saw it online, but when I got it in hand, I'm less sure it's Doubleday. Of all the pics I could find of him, this one looks younger and thinner than...
  2. 6

    Authentic Union belt buckle?

    I came across a US belt buckle the other day in an antique shop. There was no information in the item, except that the final previous owner loves the buckle and wore it often. The buckle has no stamp on the back and has a very noticeable patina. Would any of you have an idea from this images...
  3. wbull1

    Confederate Gold

    The FBI is on the track of rumored Civil War Gold. Is there some truth to the legend? https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/mar/17/fbi-agents-trek-to-site-where-us-civil-war-gold-is-said-to-be-buried
  4. jimmy canuck

    Greetings From Canada

    Hello Civil War enthusiasts, its an honour to be a new recruit in this esteemed forum. I look forward to some great discussions while learning about the facts and myths surrounding this tumultuous era. Even though I have lived in Canada all my life, (just turned 70) I have lots of American...
  5. Derrick

    Lt. Col. Gabriel Netter

    Gabriel Netter is probably a name most people have never heard of when studying the Civil War. His service was short, but his heart was fully in it. He was beloved by his men and respected by his enemies. One of his soldiers remembered that he was, "Gentle as a lamb, brave as a lion." Netter...
  6. JPK Huson 1863

    Persistent Angels, Our Catholic Sisters, Memorialized

    " “The Sisters,” to quote an army chaplain, “do not have reunions or camp-fires to keep alive the memories of the most bloody lustrum in our history, but their war stories are as heroic, and far more edifying, than many the veterans tell. " So I wasn't going to do this thread. The book entitled...
  7. sailorruss

    Mascots.

    Question, and based totally on opinion, humble or not, what is the strangest unit mascot you know of? I forget the unit, but I believe they had a bear...
  8. Belle Montgomery

    The “Antebellum Puzzle” Matching up maps to the heights of thousands of Civil War soldiers

    Weirdly, Canals and Trains Made Pre-Civil-War Americans Smaller A strange thing happens on the way to modernity: people get sicker and shorter. That’s the “Antebellum Puzzle,” a term for the measurable decline in health of the U.S. population in the four decades ahead of the Civil War, even as...
  9. dixiearistocrat

    Common enlisted soldiers opinions of southrons

    hey y’all, I’m trying to find letters written by Union soldiers during the war between the states, mainly enlisted personnel not officers. I want to know what the common man thought of their cousins below the mason Dixon line.
  10. Cody C. Engdahl

    Hello from Nashville, Tennessee!

    Hi! My name is Cody. I was born and raised in Detroit, but I live in Nashville. There is no doubt I'm from the north as soon as I open my mouth and talk in my hideous, northern, urban accent. At least people are quick to point that out. However, I am a student of the Southern Gentlemanly Arts...
  11. JPK Huson 1863

    Ladies Where You'd Least Expect Them, POW's, Soldiers And Spies, Oh My

    From an officer's memoir's, this image depicts Libby and Son's ship's chandlery as the famous Libby prison, Richmond. Several men held there during the war wrote of a young girl captured as a trooper, discovered and exchanged. One officer's account; War provided quite a few exceptions to...
  12. B

    Happy 4th of July!

    Happy 4th of July to all you fellow CWTers out there. On this very day (or not) the United States of America (or the Union as we like to call it) was born. Ideal songs for celebrating 4th of July (like with Confederate Independence Day on February 22) involves some Civil War Union music like the...
  13. WJC

    What If... Georgia Did Not Secede?

    The secession vote in Georgia appears to have been 'too close to call'. Some point out that turnout was lower than expected because of bad weather and that Unionists did not campaign as aggressively as secessionists. Whatever the reason, the results were so close that the count was never...
  14. B

    What do you think of the Southern Victory Series as a whole?

    Hello, allow me to introduce myself. My name is BlueandGrayl I am from the state of California (a Union state but had its fair share of Confederate sympathies especially down south) and I was born on July 19, 2001 right here in Long Beach, California. I like all of you know the Civil War and in...
  15. S

    Help Identifying a Civil War Artifact

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1e3-5gX35IjNdtocl1eZGST0NoP3cnchNyt4IUqA0C_0/edit?usp=drivesdk Recently I acquired this artifact, and cleaned it up. It wasn't in the best shape when I got it but it cleaned up fairly nicely. I was told it was part of a saddle, but I'm not sure what part it...
  16. Historyman1861

    RECRUITS WANTED 40th Ohio Infantry/10th Tenn

    40th Ohio/ 10th Tenn looking for new recruits. Our unit is based out of Central Ohio, looking for more Infantry to help grow the ranks. We are are of the McCook's Brigade, and a very family oriented unit. We do both sides based on demand. For more information please email me at...
  17. Joshism

    American Confederate Union

    In an April 1861 speech to the 6th MA Infantry, Gov. John Andrew described the soldiers as defenders of the "American Confederate Union." (Mentioned in Gathering To Save The Nation, p. 46, apparently citing a dissertation by John Hamrogue) I've never heard the USA/North/Union refered to as...
  18. Belle Montgomery

    2018 "Remember the Sultana" movie out now!

    Available to stream on Amazon!
  19. WJC

    Why did America's Indians Fight in the Civil War?

    28,693 Indians served in the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. Let's discuss their service, exclusive of the ongoing frontier actions. Why did they fight?
  20. Z

    An Officer and a Gentleman

    I have some questions about where officers came from. I am particularly interested in first and second Lieutenants in the Confederate army, but am happy to hear about any ranks in any armies. How were colonels selected at various points during the war? How were Captains selected? How were...
  21. SWMODave

    A Cowardly Murder

    Courtesy Waymarking Mr. William F. Robinson, a veteran of the Civil War on the union side, told the writer the following account of a dastardly murder in Civil War times. Mr. Robinson said that a coward always did a cowardly act by killing men when they had all the advantage on their side. A...
  22. Cdoug96

    Songs about the Union in the Civil War?

    What are some songs about the Union in the Civil War? I know there are a bunch about the Confederacy, but what of the Union? None actually from the Civil War itself please. I am looking for more modern music.
  23. Taylin

    Unique headstone

    I found this headstone of James Newton of the 23rd Indiana Volunteers, Company G. Born October 11th 1834 and died November 11th 1861. He enrolled 1861/07/12 and was discharged 1861/11/11 due to his death. I suspect he died due to disease as the 23rd was just shy in missing out of the Battle of...
  24. Jimklag

    U. S. Army Rail Operations In The Civil War

    Here's a link to an article by the U. S. Army Transportation Museum regarding transportation, particularly rail, in the Civil War. http://www.transportation.army.mil/museum/transportation%20museum/civilwar.htm
  25. Jimklag

    Northern Railroads in 1861

    Here is a pdf by Carl Russell Fish The American Historical Review on the Union railroads at the beginning of the war.
  26. Z

    What color is Civil War cartridge paper?

    I am making a movie set during the Civil War. I will have to make my own cartridges. Does anyone have any recommendations on where to get paper for the cartridges? What color they are supposed to be (white or brown)? These are for Union soldiers in the AOP in 1864.
  27. 20th_NYArtillery

    Big Boom?

    Two shots from a parent of one of our members. First shot is of our reproduction of a 12 pdr Mountain howitzer and the second is of our 1872 12 pdr Light Dahlgren. Mind you, we were only firing roughly 1/3 lb of powder for each shot. That mountain howitzer though was making a few of our guys...
  28. 20th_NYArtillery

    Big Boom?

    Two shots from a parent of one of our members. First shot is of our reproduction of a 12 pdr Mountain howitzer and the second is of our 1872 12 pdr Light Dahlgren. Mind you, we were only firing roughly 1/3 lb of powder for each shot. That mountain howitzer though was making a few of our guys...
  29. Z

    Calling all Texas Reenactors!

    I need your help! I am a film student in Austin, Texas looking to make a realistic short film set during the Battle of the Wilderness. I am looking for the Uniforms and Equipment needed to Outfit Four (4) Average Union Soldiers as they would have appeared in 1864. IN EXCHANGE for your...
  30. Z

    RECRUITS WANTED Calling all Texas Reenactors!

    I need your help! I am a film student in Austin, Texas looking to make a realistic short film set during the Battle of the Wilderness. I am looking for the Uniforms and Equipment needed to Outfit Four (4) Average Union Soldiers as they would have appeared in 1864. IN EXCHANGE for your...
  31. 8thFlorida

    Would the nation survive a Civil War?- Alexander Hamilton's amazing view

    According to Alexander Hamilton, his view was very interesting and is found on page 76 and is Federalist No 16 . "When the sword is drawn the passions of men observe no bounds of moderation. The suggestions of wounded pride, the instigations of irritated resentment, would be apt to carry the...
  32. Cavalry Charger

    Would the Confederate States have eventually rejoined the Union if Secession had succeeded?

    I am interested to know, if Secession had succeeded, would it have eventually ended up in re-unification with the Union, and when?
  33. weavo

    What kind of soldier is this?

    Hello all, I recently bought this photo and was hoping it was from the civil war. What do you guys think? could it ve later or earlier? The sword is interesting. there is a faded name written on the back. It seems to say Alex Gustafsen, or Thorulsen, or possibly Thompson. there was a...


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