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Illinois Civil War Era Graves -a photo essay

I had the opportunity to drive to Chicago this past June. Normally I would fly but the flight was quite expensive for a last minute purchase. Driving from Saint Louis to Chicago is normally a boring endeavor, but this trip … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Civil War Era Graves – a short photo essay

I was in the Brooklyn area earlier this month on a business trip. Needless to say, the area has a significant amount of Civil War era graves. One would expect this as New York sent a lot of her sons … Continue reading

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US Colonel John C Black (Soldier Profile series)

One of my favorite Federal soldiers, from the Trans-Mississippi Theater, is US Lieutenant Colonel John C. Black of the 37th Illinois Infantry regiment. Black was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions storming a prepared Confederate position at the … Continue reading

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Saint Louis Civil War Era Graves – a photo essay

Saint Louis was one of the largest cities in the country during the Civil War – significantly larger than Chicago. Situated on the Mississippi River, just south of its confluence with the Missouri River, this city had always been an … Continue reading

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Battlefield Wanderings, Part 2 – Northwest Arkansas

This is the final installment of my report of the trip Eric J. Wittenberg and I took to the Trans-Mississippi Theater in July 2010.  These photos are from our excursion into northwest Arkansas on July 17, 2010.  On this unusually … Continue reading

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Battlefield Wanderings, Part 1 – Wilson’s Creek

Friend, and author, Eric Wittenberg and I are in the midst of a Trans-Mississippi battlefield excursion this weekend.  Today we drove from Saint Louis to Springfield, Missouri.  We were able to spend three interesting hours on the Wilson’s Creek National … Continue reading

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John C. Black – Lieutenant Colonel 37th Illinois Infantry

With a short narrative of the Battle of Prairie Grove, Arkansas I recently finished reading Professor William L. Shea’s newest book, “Fields of Blood: The Prairie Grove Campaign.”  This is an excellent book on the little known Battle of Prairie … Continue reading

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CSA Colonel Joseph C. Pleasants – True Confederate Heroism

I have just about completed the newest Civil War title from William L. Shea, “Fields of Blood: The Prairie Grove Campaign.”  As with other titles, from Shea, “Fields of Blood” is well researched and a very quick read.  Written about … Continue reading

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