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Finding the Kernel of Truth in Family Stories

The genesis of the idea for the book I am in the process of researching, A Soldier Called Henry Smith, was my own great-grandfather, Henry Jackson Smith.  1,519 more words

Civil War

A new adventure and tracing Civil War soldiers

Well, I have exciting news to share with you all. I began my new job on June 5 with the North Dakota State Archives, with my title being Reference Specialist. 1,053 more words

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Civil War Bugle Calls

Commands were often given musically during the Civil War. That is to say, by bugle or drum. A general’s voice only carried so far—especially over the din of battle. 474 more words

Sandra Merville Hart

Early 1860's Fashion

This is a prime example of early 1860’s fashion for women.  The skirt is very full, worn with hoops.  The bishop sleeves are very large.  The bodice is made similar to the fan shaped bodice of the 1850’s.  247 more words

Genealogy Research

Soldier's Letter - Civil War

Civil War soldiers loved to receive letters from home. Wives, mothers, and sweethearts also sent care packages to their soldiers. Even if a pie didn’t survive postal delivery intact, men still devoured every edible crumb with a thankful heart. 332 more words

Sandra Merville Hart

Civil War: Union Army Rations

John D. Billings was a Union Army soldier. Billings served as a private in the Tenth Massachusetts Battery for three years. He wrote Hardtack & Coffee, … 338 more words

Sandra Merville Hart

Civil War: Hardtack and Salt Horse

John D. Billings, a Union Army soldier, served as a private in the Tenth Massachusetts Battery for three years. He taught school after the war. He also wrote… 338 more words

Sandra Merville Hart