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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. Pat Young


    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:
  8. 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
  9. 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...
  10. 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.
  11. Pat Young

    Is the Claim that Civil War Soldiers Were Traumatized by Killing "Presentism"? Did they want to kill

    As you may know, I am interested in Veterans Studies as an aspect of Post-Civil War History. There is increasing focus in academia on the impact of war-related trauma on veterans. At a recent conference of the Southern Historical Society there was a panel on Civil War trauma. You can read a blog...
  12. Pat Young

    Visiting a Confederate, and several Union, Graves in Patchogue on Long Island, NY

    @John Hartwell asked me about Confederate veterans buried at a cemetery which apparently no longer exists. According to a clipping from the 1890s, a Confederate Veterans post in NYC had arranged for a Confederate veterans plot at "Willow Grove Cemetery" on "Long Island." A friend told me that...
  13. Jimklag

    Veterans Day - November 11, 2018

    From the Railroads and Steam Locomotives forum, we would like to say to all the men and women who have served in our armed forces:
  14. Pat Young

    Oct. 24, 1927 A Visit to the Old Soldiers at the Confederate Home in Missouri

    I saw this account of a visit to the Missouri Confederate Home on Oct. 24, 1927, exactly 91 years ago today.
  15. Belle Montgomery

    1928-1934:Recollections of the US Civil War Video including from 96 yo Union Army Nurse

    This condensed time stamped footage includes interviews with people like 96 and at age 100 year old Union Army nurse Margaret Hayes, NC Congressman former Confederate Major Charles Stedman and others. Some even knew and talk about Robert E Lee. It is truly amazing.
  16. M

    Veterans at Gettysburg?

    Picked up this photo in a PA antique store. What struck me immediately about the photo is that it appeared to be a group of veterans visiting an old battleground. If you look closely you can see that the third man from the left is wearing a GAR medal and a canon or two can be seen in between...
  17. LoyaltyOfDogs

    A Civil War veteran and his patriotic dog

    Since this portrait was taken at least five years post-war, it's possible, and maybe even likely, that the dog did not accompany this veteran during the war. But from their pose, it's safe to say that this soldier would have appreciated having a dog -- especially a patriotic dog -- with him. The...
  18. Pat Young

    Book Review Across the Bloody Chasm: The Culture of Commemoration Among Civil War Veterans by M. Keith Harris

    Across the Bloody Chasm: The Culture of Commemoration Among Civil War Veterans by M. Keith Harris published by LSU Press (2014) Hardcover $42.50 Kindle $26.49. This book explores commemorative traditions developed by Union and Confederate veterans after the Civil War. The author, Keith Harris...
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