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Sheldon Appleby Among the Archives

I have known Sheldon Appleby, my great-great-great grandfather, only through his handwriting—and only that through a single letter handwritten from February 1863, and only that through a photocopy of a photocopy. The great aunt who’d given me a copy of … Continue reading

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The Western Federal

Today, we are pleased to welcome guest author Jim Taub. As Joseph Polley, a sergeant of the 4th Texas Infantry, moved through the dense Georgia underbrush, the sounds and smells of battle overwhelmed his senses. The cracking of musketry and … Continue reading

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Civil War Trust to Acquire Lee’s HQ at Gettysburg

Some great news today from our friends at the Civil War Trust: On the 151st anniversary of the start of battle of Gettysburg, the Trust has announced a fund-raising effort to acquire one of the most prominent landmarks on the … Continue reading

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