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Communicating Death & Creating Memory on Fredericksburg's Streets

I have recently had a conference paper accepted on the topic of letters communicating bereavement to those on the Home Front. Since I began my work on the widow’s and dependent pension files, I have become particularly interested in these types of document, and in exploring the multitude of questions we can ask of them. 3,178 more words

Irish American Civil War

OTD November 14 1862 Abraham Lincoln Approves General Burnside's Plan to Capture Richmond, Virginia

Plan eventually led to one of the great Civil War Battles:

The Battle of Fredericksburg

By Michael S Sheaffer 

"Mother many a good man wint acrost the river but never come back, it was murder": An Irishman at Fredericksburg & Gettysburg

I am currently working through the New York unit casualties at Gettysburg to draw together all those of Irish-birth or Irish ethnicity who lost their lives as a result of that engagement. 1,229 more words

Irish American Civil War

Wonders of Nature- The Spider

When you see the wonders of nature like a spider shooting its web out in the wind you should have no needs; you should have no wants.  164 more words


Picketing the Army of the Potomac's Winter Encampment: Union Cavalry at Lamb's Creek Church

Following the Battle of Fredericksburg in December 1862 and the failure of Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside’s “Mud March”, the Army of the Potomac established winter quarters in Stafford County. 445 more words


"Was Taken Prisoner": A Pennsylvanian in the Wilderness and Andersonville

On May 5, 1864, my wife’s great-great-great grandfather, Levi Bowen,  was wounded and taken prisoner in the Battle of the Wilderness. By the spring of 1864, Levi,  a member of Company H, 7th Pennsylvania Reserves was a seasoned veteran. 327 more words

Battlefields & Historic Places

The Massachusetts Sacrifice

In 1861 in answer to President Lincoln’s call, Boston Irishman Thomas Cass began recruiting Irish immigrants to form the Massachusetts 9th regiment.  The volunteers came largely from Boston and the nearby towns of Salem, Milford, Marlboro and Stoughton. 360 more words