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Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 07/24/2014 - 10:25am
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 07/23/2014 - 7:50am
Per friend and 4th Alabama expert Rick Allen: Butler, Felix G.–2nd Corporal April 24, 1861. Enlisted at Marion, Ala., age 19, occupation clerk. Wounded at Manassas, Va., July 21, 1861. Discharged, disability, September 3, 1861. So it would appear that Butler died after discharge, which may explain why he is not listed in Robert E. […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 07/22/2014 - 12:48pm
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 07/18/2014 - 4:58pm
I know nothing at all about this one. If you do, please clue me in!
Author: (John David Hoptak)
Posted: 07/18/2014 - 6:24am
Side and Top Profiles of the 48th's Mine. . .
 150 years ago, on July 17, 1864, working with improvised tools, under severe hardships, and with no support from the army, the dirty, mud-and-clay-covered soldiers of the 48th Pennsylvania completed their mine's main gallery. Their backs and shoulders were no...
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 07/17/2014 - 6:25pm
Camp opposite Georgetown. July 16, 1861. Dearest Ellen, We start forth today at 2 P.M. move forward 10 miles to Vienna, there sleep – and tomorrow morning expect to fight some six or eight thousand of the enemy, at or near Fairfax, Germantown or Centreville – There we may pause for a few days & […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 07/17/2014 - 9:44am
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 07/16/2014 - 2:56pm
Rosslyn, opposite Georgetown. July 15, 1861. Dearest Ellen, Charles Sherman came over yesterday & spent most of the day with me. He brought your two letters of the 11th and I was very glad to hear you were so well and that the little baby was also flourishing. We certainly have a heavy charge in […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 07/09/2014 - 9:19am
For more on the Bartow monuments, see here.
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 07/08/2014 - 9:06am
I was recently going through some older posts, and was reminded of a series of posts from over 4 years ago by Dmitri Rotov over at Civil War Bookshelf. They explore the relationship between Irvin McDowell and William Franklin, and shed some light on the duo prior to First Bull Run (and beyond). Check them […]
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