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William Child in 1865

A new year was well underway in the Army of the Potomac’s camps outside of Petersburg, Virginia when William Child, Surgeon of the 5th New Hampshire wrote to his wife Carrie. 1,468 more words

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Peale's Progress, or, High on History

No, we didn’t go, and I have regrets. Six weeks before the event, I thought I was working on January 3rd, and by the time the schedule changed, it was too late. 433 more words

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I Wish I Had Been in the Case: Portrait Photography, Federal Soldiers, and the Home Circle (part two)

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author James Brookes. This is the second part of a two-part series.

The mass transition of images between Federal soldiers and their home communities was entirely unprecedented.  1,571 more words

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In Tents Tuesday*

You know The Tent Article, don’t know? You do, if you’re camping 18th century private soldier style in your hand-sewn coat.

The Tent Article (hereafter The Document) pulls together documentation and research assembled by a team of living history enthusiasts dedicated to replicating the 18th century enlisted army experience in an accurate manner. 503 more words

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Searching for Frank Krug (part two)

Today, we’re pleased to offer the second of a two-part guest post by Tom Schobert. Tom is the president of the Buffalo (NY) Civil War Roundtable.  1,216 more words

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I Wish I Had Been in the Case: Portrait Photography, Federal Soldiers, and the Home Circle (part one)

Today, we are pleased to welcome guest author James Brookes. This is the first of a two-part series.

In April 1855, the English photographer Roger Fenton wrote to his wife from the Crimean Peninsula to update her on his progress in taking various photographic views of that conflict. 1,159 more words

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Searching for Frank Krug (part one)

Today, we’re pleased to offer the first of a two-part guest post by Tom Schobert. Tom is the president of the Buffalo (NY) Civil War Roundtable.  1,040 more words

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