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Following the Union Army: On the Trail of My Great Grandfather

Sunrise on Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Since traveling to the beautiful place in this picture, and to cloud-shouldered Missionary Ridge to its east–shown in my Heading photograph above–I have been thinking a lot about the individual soldier’s experience of war, and what kind of person my great grandfather was. 1,106 more words

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First Arkansas Volunteer Infantry Regiment, from the Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture

Another Civil War Arkansas entry from the Encyclopedia of Arkansas, this one on the First Arkansas Volunteer Infantry Regiment by Mark Christ of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission. 1,248 more words

Sam Rohrer at Chattanooga: A Union Soldier's Letter Home

My great grandfather, Samuel Rohrer, was a 20-year-old private in the Union Army when he wrote the letter scanned below. Sam enlisted in the Army exactly 152 years ago today, on August 6, 1862. 344 more words

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