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  1. F

    Discussion Veterans' Tales

    The Civil War ended and all those young men--both north and south--who survived went home where they either resumed their old existence or began new ones. None of them were unscathed. In this sad, anxious time, I thought I'd post about one of them whose story was amusing. Major William Oscar...
  2. Scott Hann

    Looking for reminiscences of the 1910 G.A.R. National Encampment in Atlantic City, NJ.

    Greetings. I'm helping my brother research the 1910 National Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic held in Atlantic City, New Jersey, September 19-24. This research, in conjunction with his large memorabilia collection from that gathering, will be published at a future date. Does anyone...
  3. Johnny_Reb_1865

    Looking For Newsreels Of United Confederate Veterans In Richmond Virginia And Funeral Of Last Commander In Chief James W. Moore

    Could anyone provide the above mentioned Newsreels? The one of James W. Moore's funeral should have sound.
  4. P

    Suggested Topic: What happened to the veterans; post war

    Try this topic on for size. WHAT HAPPEND TO THE VETERANS AFTER THE WAR I found a letter published in the Galveston Daily News dated 1880 where my ancestor Fred Wolfean talked about his life after the war. He ended up working for $35 a month as a ship captain near California. He mentioned working...
  5. scone

    Discussion Two Confederate Veterans and there influence on Mardi Gras

    Joseph Stillwell Cain, Jr (October 10 1832 – April 17, 1904) is largely credited with the rebirth of Mardi Gras celebrations in Mobile, Alabama In 1866 following the Civil War and while Mobile was still under Union occupation, Joe Cain paraded through the streets of Mobile, dressed in improvised...
  6. Johnny_Reb_1865

    Looking For Footage Of Civil War Veterans

    Hello gents! I would like assistance with finding films of civil war Veterans online (except YouTube) in archives. Can anyone give any suggestions as to where I may be able to locate some? Also how does one make an old film into HD?
  7. M

    The G.A.R and black veterans.

    The G.A.R. formed in 1866. It was one of the earliest patriotic societies that was integrated. However, this was done differently in different places. Some posts were integrated, while there were posts that self-segregated. Some areas had G.A.R. post that were all white, while another post was...
  8. SWMODave

    1912 - Seven Civil War Veterans Die Each Hour

    The Sunday Star May 26 1912 Grand Army Memorial Day Parade Chicago 1912 (click the photo for larger version) And for our generation, the Dept of Veteran affairs, estimated 294 World War II veterans died every day in 2019.
  9. Crazy Delawares

    New Jersey moves to recognize Civil War Vets and the Sons of Union Veterans

    On 9 January 2020 Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law SJR59 stating that New Jersey has designated the month of May as "Civil War Veterans Month," in honor of the Grand Army of the Republic and the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. The Col. Louis R. Francine, Camp #7, SUVCWNJ has been...
  10. CSA Today

    Discussion Confederate Veterans at the 1938 Gettysburg Reunion.

    General S.S. Simmons 95 of Los Angeles, CA. fought with the 8th VA. Cavalry is holding a sword (left). J.S.L. Wright 91 of Conway Ark. was a member of the 14th North Carolina Cavalry (middle). James T. Flowers 90 of Antonio Tex. was with "Wheeler's Georgia Cavalry" (right). A very rare original...
  11. ucvrelics

    Uniforms United Confederate Veterans UCV Childs Coat

    One of the reasons that I go to the CW shows as I get to see a lot of friends and folks who have the same collecting interest. We are able to get together, tell lies, swap stories, compare items and get each other opinions. Well the Franklin show was no different. I have several friends who...
  12. UncleBourbon

    Discussion Confederates who had served in East Asia

    A bit of an obscure subject, but one that catches my interest after studying a combination of 19th century Japanese/East Asian history, US gunboat diplomacy and the Civil War. I've found five examples, three who fought in China and two who served in Japan, all of whom would go on to serve in the...
  13. John Hartwell

    Telling War Stories, 95 years ago

    [Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection.] G.A.R. vets P.R. Barker and John Houder from Fitzgerald, Georgia, tell war stories to kids on historic Boston Common in August, 1924. The 58th National Encampment of the G.A.R. was held in Boston that year, August 10-15. Over...
  14. Waterloo50

    Discussion The only known veteran of the Civil War and WWI

    This Civil War veteran served all the way through World War I. The two photos are of Peter Conover Hains. Were there others that witnessed and served in both conflicts? I guess that most CW veterans would be considered too elderly to enlist during WW1 but considering that many young...
  15. Pat Young

    TEACHING THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR THROUGH THE EXPERIENCES OF CIVIL WAR VETERANS

    The blog Muster has an interesting article by Susannah Ural titled TEACHING THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR THROUGH THE EXPERIENCES OF CIVIL WAR VETERANS. It can be found here: https://www.journalofthecivilwarera.org/2019/03/teaching-the-american-civil-war-through-the-experiences-of-civil-war-veterans/...
  16. connecticut yankee

    Post Your Favorite Reunion Photo Here

    There are many Union & Confederate reunion photos on the web. Find your favorite and post it here. To get started here's one of mine: Confederate Veterans at the Gettysburg 50th Reunion in 1913
  17. copley

    GAR Sword, etched with Post name

    Thought I would post a few pics of a GAR sword I recently acquired, as it is a neat piece of memorabilia from the CW veterans era. I have seen pictures of a nearly identical sword on page 110 of "Plates, Belts, and Swords of the GAR and SUV of the Civil War," by Douglas Roussin, which is a great...
  18. Pat Young

    National Military Asylum Cared for 4.000 Disabled Soldiers in 1868

    New York Times Dec. 12, 1868 page 4 I don't like the news that the rules were changed to require the "strictest economies" in the facilities.
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