Tag Archives: Grand Army of the Republic

Confederate Monuments in Massachusetts: Who knew? (Part 2)

Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Rob Wilson Part 2 (Part 1 is available here.) The story of how a memorial to Confederate soldiers landed on Martha’s Vineyard in 1925 actually begins in 1891. That’s when the Soldiers’ Memorial … Continue reading

Posted in Memory, Monuments | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Battlefield Markers & Monuments: Antietam’s New Jersey Monument

Of the cluster of monuments dotting the southwest corner of Antietam’s bloody Cornfield, one seems to stand out among the rest. Its height is certainly not unique, nor is the fact that a bronze soldier adorns it (one can find … Continue reading

Posted in Battlefields & Historic Places, Memory, Monuments | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

McClellan’s Memorial Day Visit to Antietam

“Only once a year, the comrades of the Grand Army march in sad procession to place flowers on the graves of those who died, side by side with the living, in defence of their country and their homes.  This is … Continue reading

Posted in Holidays, Memory | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Defenders of the Flag

Posted in Monuments | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

ECW Weekender: Missouri Civil War Museum

Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Kristen M. Trout Nestled on an elevated plateau just south of St. Louis, Missouri lies the country’s oldest active military installation west of the Mississippi River. Established in 1826, Jefferson Barracks served in … Continue reading

Posted in Battlefields & Historic Places, ECW Weekender | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Confederate Paymaster Charles Jarrett

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Roger Futrell You may view part one here Charles F. Jarrett, whose iron paymaster’s chest was featured in a previous post, was instrumental in raising the funds needed to create a … Continue reading

Posted in Common Soldier, Leadership--Confederate | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Death of Augustus Perkins

Early in the morning of December 11, 1862, Captain Augustus S. Perkins was shot through the neck and was likely dead before his body hit the ground. Falling victim to some of the opening shots of the Battle of Fredericksburg, … Continue reading

Posted in Armies, Arms & Armaments, Battlefields & Historic Places, Battles, Campaigns, Common Soldier, Memory, Personalities | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Pittsburgh’s Forgotten Civil War Treasure

When pondering the history of the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the first thing that springs to mind is generally not the city’s involvement in the American Civil War. Although the state hosted the most famous battle of the war, Pittsburgh seemingly stood … Continue reading

Posted in Battlefields & Historic Places, Civil War Events, Preservation, Upcoming Events | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Original Autumn Guard

We received a nice treat today from historian Mark Dunkelman: After seeing our Autumn Guard post last weekend from Chris Mackowski about the Civil War statue in Allegany, NY, Mark sent along a photo of the town’s original G.A.R. chapter–the Ira … Continue reading

Posted in Common Soldier, Memory, Monuments | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment