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Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 12/11/2018 - 10:09am
I’m a month behind on this, but it’s been twelve years. Yay me. Here’s a gift idea:
Author: (John David Hoptak)
Posted: 12/11/2018 - 9:37am

Currier and Ives' Depiction of Fredericksburg
[Library of Congress] 

The attack of Sturgis's division of the 9th Army Corps against Marye's Heights at Fredericksburg on December 13, 1862, is not as well remembered and not nearly as romanticized on canvas or on film as the attacks of the 2nd and 5th Corps. . ....
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 12/06/2018 - 6:57pm
He appears on the rolls as Gustav A. Grandstrand. Connection to Gustaf E. Granstrand provided by descendant Carrie Ellwood Pierce. Gustave A. Grandstrand at Ancestry Gustave A. Grandstrand at Fold3 Gustaf E. Granstrand at FindAGrave Gustave A. Grandstrand bio sketch can be found here (navigate to roster, Co. B, name) History of the First Regiment […]
Author: (John David Hoptak)
Posted: 12/04/2018 - 5:13am
I always enjoy seeing a 'new' face of the 48th Pennsylvania, an image, that is, one of its soldiers I had never before seen, and thanks to Norman Gasbarro at Civil War Blog and to the descendants of a 48th soldier who posted photographs of him on a public family tree, I recently got to see a several images of  Private William Straw of Company K, and discover much more about him....
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 12/01/2018 - 8:00am
“This will be a great, great tour. Very strong. Very special. Other tours at other places? Disasters. But this one will be huge. Believe me. Everyone agrees.” – Anonymous chief executive. Save the date: May 11, 2019. 9:00 AM. Manassas National Battlefield Park. Free tour. Will make a most excellent Mother’s Day gift.  For this […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 11/27/2018 - 8:00am
William Mack Robbins at Ancestry William Mack Robbins at Fold3 Interesting article on William Mack Robbins Top Photo Interesting stuff on the photo
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 11/25/2018 - 9:51pm
With Generals Bee and Jackson at the First Battle of Manassas On the afternoon of July 18, 1861, the army of [Brigadier General Joseph E.] Johnston – about ten-thousand strong – which had been for some weeks manoeuvering up and down the [Shenandoah] Valley in front of [Major General Robert] Patterson and was then lying […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 11/21/2018 - 8:00am
New from Savas Beatie is Christopher Lyle McIlwain, Sr.’s The Million Dollar Man Who Helped Kill a President: George Washington Gayle and the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln. This story, the promotional materials claim, will set you straight on the real mastermind behind the assassination of the 16th POTUS (Gayle, an Alabama lawyer), and the motivation […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 11/20/2018 - 8:00am
New from Savas Beatie is Timothy B. Smith’s The Real Horse Soldiers: Benjamin Grierson’s Epic 1863 Civil War Raid Through Mississippi. Most of us are familiar with this courtesy of John Wayne and William Holden. But as the title says, this is the fact behind the 1959 film (though not directly related to the film […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 11/17/2018 - 8:00am
Thomas Wallace Colley at T. W. Colley at Fold3 Thomas Wallace Colley at FindAGrave
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