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Disease: A Tale of Two Regiments (Part 2)

We are happy to welcome back Jim Sundman for part 2 of his Disease series. In late October 1862 my ancestor Garrett Bush deserted his regiment while it was encamped on Maryland Heights across from Harpers Ferry, Virginia. Bush was … Continue reading

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And Your Age Is?

Today we welcome guest author Jim Sundman. When future New Jersey governor Franklin Murphy walked into a recruiting office for the 13th New Jersey Volunteers in Newark on July 19, 1862, he told the enlistment officer he was eighteen, the … Continue reading

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