Tag Archives: ancestors

Shiloh and Private Samuel Chick

In studying up on my family’s genealogy in 2017 I found ancestors who fought both North and South. They are mostly cousins. I am the direct descendant of Private Samuel Chick of Company E of the 44th Tennessee. The regiment … Continue reading

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Podcast Additional Resources: “Ancestor Research”

Inspired by Dan Welch and Chris Mackowski’s discussion about finding Civil War ancestors? Ready to start (or continue) your own research? We’ve pulled together some links to aid in the search, and we’d love to hear about what sources you … Continue reading

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ECW Podcast “Ancestor Research” Is Now Available

Interested in researching your Civil War ancestor? As Dan Welch explains, there are plenty of resources available to get you started.

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Question of the Week: 5/28-6/3/18

It’s Memorial Day. We think it’s important to remember the “common soldiers” who perished during the Civil War. In your opinion, is there a particular Civil War soldier we should remember today? Tell us about him (briefly) and why this soldier … Continue reading

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Finding Sheldon Appleby

I know Sheldon and Mary Appleby only through their handwriting and by their daughter, Nell—my great-great-grandmother, “Grandma Nellie,” whom I know, in turn, only by name. The handwriting I know Sheldon by isn’t even his own—not really, anyway. Rather, it’s a … Continue reading

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