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Nov
14
by George Thomas at 2:39 AM
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These are some photos I took during a mid-October 2018 visit to the Culpeper, VA area to walk some of the trails at the Cedar Mountain and Brandy Station battlefields. It is a beautiful area.

View of Cedar Mountain, approximating the position of the Timothy O'Sullivan photo taken shortly after the battle.

20181020_Cedar mountain.jpg

Timothy O'Sullivan photo from Library of Congress website, available at:...
Nov
14
by AUG at 1:31 PM
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Civil War Texas Star Pin.jpg

A star pinned or sewn to the hat is, of course, best associated with troops from the Lone Star State; however, it was also very popular with Mississippians and was worn by some Confederate troops from other states as well.

The lone star was widely viewed as a symbol of secession and independence at the time. Different variations of lone star flags were flown in the Texas Revolution and adopted...
Nov
14
by Robert Gray at 8:42 PM
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William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U.S.V. Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865.
The Civil War in the East.
To The Sound Of The Guns.

The 1st Regiment, Vermont Heavy Artillery organized at Brattleboro and mustered in as the 11th Vermont Infantry on September 1, 1862. On December 10, 1862, its designation changed to the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery.The additional companies, L. and M. made necessary by this...
Nov
14
by Trivia Master at 7:30 AM
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Of Irish descent and born in the North, much to my later chagrin, I wrote the “southern hymn,” a favorite of the President. I also composed a song for an 1853 blackface minstrel show that gained popularity throughout the United States and out of which Mr. Thompson, a southern periodical’s editor, created a popular version for the Confederate eastern troops in 1863.

Who am I? What are the titles of my songs? And what is the title of Mr....
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