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New Market Civil War Monument

Still on break, but heading back to Transylvania today.

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Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery

As the recruitment drives picked up in Texas in early 1862, and new regiments were formed, many of them were sent north to Camp Nelson, near Little Rock, Arkansas.  493 more words

CSS Alabama (And Other Civil War Battleships)

(Above: photos of USS Cairo at Vicksburg National Military Park)

On July 29, 1862, the CSS Alabama departed the shores of England where it had been constructed. 276 more words

Secession: The American Civil War


I hate the Confederacy. My home state seceded after the attack on Fort Sumter in April 1861, but my hometown still voted 2-to-1 against secession. 1,680 more words


Charleston Harbor - Castle Pinckney: A True Story

Farther into Charleston Harbor from Fort Sumter is Castle Pinckney.  Also named for a Revolutionary War  Hero, it sits on the tiny island of Shutes Folly. 263 more words


A Country Divided - But Not a Family

I recently stumbled onto a new piece of information about an ancestor, William P. Cummings – even though he lived and died in Baltimore, he fought in the Civil war for Ohio. 228 more words


Civil War Transcendence, Part 61


The Union Army, since dubbed the Army of the Atlantic, had not progressed any further in the East since McClellan had gotten chewed up in North Carolina. 393 more words

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