Category Archives: Civilian

Bucklin’s Hospital & Camp: (Part 19, Conclusion)

In Hospital and Camp, A Woman’s Record of Thrilling Incidents Among the Wounded in the Late War by Sophronia E. Bucklin It’s Week 19 and the concluding post of our read-along with extra historical notes and images. If you want to … Continue reading

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Bucklin’s Hospital & Camp: “Everywhere there was joy that the war was over” (Part 18)

In Hospital and Camp, A Woman’s Record of Thrilling Incidents Among the Wounded in the Late War by Sophronia E. Bucklin It’s Week 18 of our read-along with extra historical notes and images. If you want to catch up on the … Continue reading

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Benjamin F. Kelley’s Confederate Kinfolk

General Benjamin F. Kelley doesn’t get a lot of attention in Civil War historiography. His military career was primarily confined to western Maryland and West Virginia, where he spent the war years dueling with the likes of Mosby, McCausland, Imboden, … Continue reading

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Bucklin’s Hospital & Camp: “Our hospital cares and labors made fast friends of many of us” (Part 17)

In Hospital and Camp, A Woman’s Record of Thrilling Incidents Among the Wounded in the Late War by Sophronia E. Bucklin It’s Week 17 of our read-along with extra historical notes and images. If you want to catch up on the … Continue reading

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Bucklin’s Hospital & Camp: “Many of whom had just been liberated from bondage” (Part 16)

In Hospital and Camp, A Woman’s Record of Thrilling Incidents Among the Wounded in the Late War by Sophronia E. Bucklin It’s Week 16 of our read-along with extra historical notes and images. If you want to catch up on the … Continue reading

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Civil War Treasure at the Ross Mansion

ECW welcomes guest author Stuart Sanders More than forty years after the Civil War, workers found a hidden fortune in a crumbling Kentucky mansion. In February 1909, two men demolishing an antebellum mansion near Paint Lick, Kentucky, uncovered a treasure … Continue reading

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Bucklin’s Hospital & Camp: “The Familiar Sound of Cannonading” (Part 15)

In Hospital and Camp, A Woman’s Record of Thrilling Incidents Among the Wounded in the Late War by Sophronia E. Bucklin It’s Week 15 of our read-along with extra historical notes and images. If you want to catch up on the … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Off the Beaten Path: The Bliss Farm

Part of a series. Just like many farms on the Gettysburg Battlefield, the roughly 60-acre farm of William and Adeline Bliss lay in the no-mans land of the Gettysburg battlefield, and in the midst of the battle, the Bliss barn … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Off the Beaten Path: The First Shot Marker

Part of a series. On the morning of July 1, 1863, the men of Maj. Gen. Henry Heth’s division strode confidently toward the town of Gettysburg. Heth was a recent addition to the Army of Northern Virginia, having served at … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Off the Beaten Path: Josiah Benner Farm

Part of a Series. On the north side of Rock Creek, and along the west side of the Harrisburg Road, sits the Josiah Benner Farm. At the time of the battle, the farm encompassed 123 acres of the Gettysburg battlefield. … Continue reading

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