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Unknown Soldier

I have fought in many battles.

I have seen my fair share of war.

I have buried many a friend

and sent so-called enemies to the grave. 133 more words


8 Things You Should Know About Civil War Veterans & Lighthouses

As I worked on research for Lighthouse Loyalty, I was surprised to find Civil War veterans taking jobs at lighthouse keepers. In many ways, lightkeeping could have been a perfect job for a Union veteran, even if he had been injured during the war. 1,166 more words


Civil War Pension Application for Widow of Captain John W. Hill

John W. Hill, of Hartford, Ohio County, Kentucky, enlisted in the Civil War in August of 1862.  His wife, of three years, Mary Elizabeth Stevens, bore him one daughter, Antha Hill, before John was killed during the Battle of Knoxville, in 1863.  419 more words

Genealogy Research

Edwin Hurd Conger (1843-1907)

Iowa State Treasurer, State Representative to US Congress,

Ambassador to Brazil and China

As noted in the July/August 2017 issue of Iowa History Journal, Terry Branstad was not the first Iowan to be named as US Ambassador to China. 287 more words

Dexter Iowa

Hillcrest Cemetery

During the construction of the St. Paul and Pacific Railway, which ran north through Kittson County, Minnesota’s,  an event occurred in about 1878. A Civil War Veteran who was traveling north on one of the trains took sick and was taken off the train in Donaldson. 149 more words


George "Eugene" Heald, 1844-1930. The 4th great grandfather of my grandson.

I have spent quite a bit of time trying to find ancestry documents on the 4th great grandfather of my grandson.  His name was George Eugene Heald, but he used his middle name “Eugene.” 445 more words