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Artillery: General Davis Tillson

Six men who suffered the loss of a limb before the American Civil War—Joseph A. Haskin (U), Philip Kearny (U), William W. Loring (C), James G. Martin (C), Thomas W. Sweeny (U), and Davis Tillson (U)—overcame their handicaps and rose … Continue reading

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The Capture of Jefferson Davis, conclusion

Part three in a series On a personal note, I am interested in Davis’s capture primarily because of the units involved. Not only do we have the 1st Wisconsin and 4th Michigan cavalries, but also longtime western theater personalities like … Continue reading

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The Capture of Jefferson Davis, part two

Part two in a series After his meeting with Colonel Henry Harnden of the 1st Wisconsin on May 9th, Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin Pritchard took his 4th Michigan troopers to Abbeville Georgia. His assigned mission was to picket the crossings of … Continue reading

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The Capture of Jefferson Davis, part one

Part one in a series In April 1865 the very air was alive with rumors. Lee and Johnston had surrendered, and despite the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, the Southern Confederacy seemed to be going up the spout. But high profile … Continue reading

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