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Tom Collins’ Journal

Biographical Note: Tom Collins was the ancestor of a friend of mine, Dave Collins. I spent my early years visiting Dave on his farm farm, eating at his table, and never knew about Tom, until Dave’s house burned down. While … Continue reading

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COMMAND IN THE CIVIL WAR Lincoln in Control   By Stephen Haas   The American Civil War was the world’s first true modern war. Finally, in man’s history,  the size,  accuracy and speed of delivery of weaponry had reached the … Continue reading

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John Wilkes Booth killed Lincoln… but who killed John Wilkes Booth? | The Verge

Source: John Wilkes Booth killed Lincoln… but who killed John Wilkes Booth? | The Verge

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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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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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