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North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster

We now have the new edition of the long running series, North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster.  These invaluable reference books have been  put out by the North Carolina Archives since 1961!   253 more words

Dennis O'Kane and the 69th Pennsylvania Volunteers

Against Lee’s best troops they stood their ground

By Walter Fox

Dennis O’Kane, the bearded and battle-hardened colonel of the 69th Pennsylvania Volunteers, stood on the slope of Cemetery Ridge, looking down at a weary and bedraggled band of Philadelphia soldiers. 2,940 more words

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Wainwright’s Diary, April 24, 1864: "With the warm days have come clouds of rumours"

With April coming to a close, Colonel Charles Wainwright began his diary on this day in 1864 with a notation about pleasant weather, yet predicting storms rising from the south: 728 more words

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150 years ago: Grant rejects any further offensive against Charleston

On April 21, 1864, Rear-Admiral John Dahlgren passed a summary report to Secretary of the Navy Gideon Wells.  As Dahlgren had at other occasions since September of the previous year, the commander of the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron offered operational options to employ the forces then outside Charleston, South Carolina (and note that Dahlgren was in Washington at the time, and not with the fleet off South Carolina): 668 more words

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150th Anniversary--Battle of the Wilderness

My second great grandfather, Lawrence T. “Larl” Boling married Sarah Tapp, daughter of the now famous Catharine Dempsey “Widow Tapp,” (making her my 3rd great grandmother) because she had the misfortune of living on the land that became known as the “Wilderness Battlefield,” in Fredericksburg, Virginia, during the Civil War. 1,263 more words


Henry Hunt on "short howitzers for vertical fire"

When discussing artillery’s ballistic properties, the terms “horizontal fire” and “vertical fire” come into play.  As the names imply, these refer to the path of the projectile relative to the earth’s surface.  1,115 more words

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