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Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 02/20/2019 - 7:51pm
Biographical sketch of Charles H. Hayes Charles H. Hayes at Ancestry.com Charles H. Henry at Fold3 Charles H. Hayes at FindAGrave
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 02/19/2019 - 9:00pm
Camp Porter, Arlington, Va., July 23, 1861. Dear Father: – I sit down to write you a few lines, to inform you of the condition of ourselves and our regiment. We have had a fearful battle. We started from our encampment on Saturday about 5 o’clock, to place a picket guard out all around the […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 02/13/2019 - 9:03am
Letter from a Volunteer. ———- [The following private letter from a volunteer from Salina who acted as one of the skirmishers at the engagement at Bull’s Run has been kindly furnished by his friends for publication. It does not contain any later news than has already been published but it corroborates the statements of other […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 02/12/2019 - 7:42pm
Thomas Green at Ancestry.com Thomas Green at Fold3 Article mentioning Thomas Green at Irish in the American Civil War Additional info on Thomas Green on Bull Runnings Personal Correspondence of Thomas Green on Bull Runnings  
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 02/05/2019 - 9:40pm
WAR CORRESPONDENCE. ———- Letter from Capt. Locke. ———- Washington, D. C. July 24 Friend Schmers: – I have a little time to write and will give you a few facts in relation to our regiment on the 18th inst. You have very likely seen several articles in the different papers in regard to our running. […]
Author: noreply@blogger.com (John David Hoptak)
Posted: 02/02/2019 - 7:58am
John Cole was forty-four years old in the spring of 1864; a shoemaker from Pottsville, Pennsylvania, who was able to comfortably provide for his family. He had been married already for seventeen years--he and his wife, Caroline, having wed on March 25, 1847, in Philadelphia--and he was the father of four sons: the oldest, Charles, being then sixteen years of age, followed by John Oliver Cole (age 15), Joseph Cole (11), and Alexander Cole (5). Tragically, John and Caroline Cole had lost a child...
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 01/24/2019 - 8:40pm
New from Savas Beatie and the Emerging Civil War series is The Great Battle Never Fought: The Mine Run Campaign, November 26 – December 2, 1863, by Chris Mackowski. You get: 123 pages of narrative, in thirteen chapters plus epilogue. An Afterword by Ted Savas, featuring how he located the Payne’s Farm battlefield site. A […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 01/20/2019 - 5:16pm
Author Eric Wittenberg dips his toe into Civil War western waters with Holding the Line on the River of Death: Union Mounted Forces at Chickamauga, September 18, 1863 (Savas Beatie, $29.95). This volume focuses on the two important delaying actions conducted by mounted Union soldiers at Reed’s and Alexander’s bridges on the first day of […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 01/18/2019 - 8:00am
I was recently invited to follow the Rhode Island Military History Facebook page. I’ve been scrolling through the posts, and came across three that are of First Bull Run interest. Page follower Patrick Donovan shared photos of an item recently received by the Varnum Memorial Armory Museum that was owned by Ambrose Burnside and was […]
Author: noreply@blogger.com (Jim Rosebrock)
Posted: 01/18/2019 - 8:01am
For over two years, I have been going through every page of Henry Hunt’s papers that are located in the Library of Congress.  Unlike much of the Executive Branch which remains shutdown (my department included), Congress and it’s library were funded by a separate appropriation. While...
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