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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


Billy Yank, Johnny Reb and Christmas on the Rappahannock, 1862

Perhaps the only really merry Christmas that soldiers of the Union Army of the Potomac enjoyed during their service was in 1861. The army was in still encamped around Washington, training. 1,287 more words

American Civil War

Analysing 19th Century Emigration, A Case Study: Dissecting One Irishman's Letter Home

As regular readers are aware, I have long been an advocate of the need to study the thousands of Irish-American letters contained within the Civil War Widows & Dependent Pension Files. 3,216 more words

Irish American Civil War

The Spoils

When the last stone has been cast,

The last shadow has past,

Brother will kill brother,

Man will kill man,

Ares’ laughter rolls like thunder, 49 more words