Category Archives: Civil War

William Harrison Merritt

    from pages 80-81 & 82 of “Bolivar, N.Y. Pioneer Oil Town” by: John P. Herrick, The Ward Ritchie Press Los Angeles, Cal. 1952 Of the many oil region stories told to the writer, none surpasses in human interest … Continue reading

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Sgt. Laurinda Anna Blair Etheridge, the Angel of the Third Corps

ANNA ETHEREDIGE – The Angel of the 3rd Corps. Anna Etheridge was a woman who was known to every man of the  3rd Corps of the Army of the Potomac. She is mentioned in numerous regimental histories that I’ve read from this … Continue reading

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Fragment of a Bill Merrit Story

I wrote this a long while ago, when I thought I could be a writer. I kind of like it…but it never went anyplace: It is 1863, and we (James and me) have been in the army for, oh, almost … Continue reading

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Jane Grey Swisshelm

I find that, sometimes, I read so much about certain people that I feel that I know them, often as well as I know people who I am acquainted with in life. My first contribution is just such a person, … Continue reading

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Hot Times at Hazel Grove: The Federal Third Corps at the Battle of Chanceloorsville

HOT TIME AT HAZEL GROVE: THE FEDERAL THIRD CORPS AT THE BATTLE OF CHANCELLORSVILLE, MAY 1-3, 1863 By Steve Haas May 1, 1863 saw start of the Spring campaign in the Eastern theater of the Civil War. The Federal Army … Continue reading

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The Strange Death of Boston Corbett

This story is from “the Real Wild West, The Creation of the American West,” by Michael Wallis. Read this to the end; it has a shocking, surprise ending (it isn’t what you think it is). The Booth legend that persisted … Continue reading

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Wisconsin’s Southern Belle; Belle Boyd’s Grave

WISCONSIN DELLS — They may be taking down the Confederate flag in South Carolina, but the Southern battle flag will fly again this weekend over a little patch of Dixie in the heart of Wisconsin. As he has for 48 … Continue reading

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