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Kansas Militia Company K 10th Regiment

I skimmed through the 32 pages of this group and did not see the question I am going to ask.  So here goes.  I have an ancestor named Samue…

Started by Mary Ellen Rohrer Dexter

0 May 28, 2017

Use of the word "sweet" in the south during the Civil War

In the Civil War times in the south did the word "sweet" have any particular meaning other than it does today? Other than being sugary tast…

Started by Jim Avery

0 Oct 8, 2013

Lincoln's Gettysburg Address opinion needed

Hello - I am planning on doing a children's sermon on Lincoln's Gettysburg Address in November just before the 150th Anniversary. I am in a…

Started by Jim Avery

3 Sep 4, 2013
Reply by Jeanne Williams

Australia and the US Civil War

Australia  and the US Civil War I work as a tour guide in Gettysburg for the Farnsworth House. One of the tours I do is a living history to…

Started by Jim Avery

0 May 8, 2013

census of Union and Confederate Veterans

I have found out that in 1890 there was a U. S. Census of Civil War Veterans done but, like the U S Census of 1890, some it has been lost.…

Started by Edward Douglas Fitts

0 Aug 5, 2012

Union pension paid by a southern state

I have come across a situation that I had not seen before.  I have a widows pension for Edward Cortes who fought in the 1st Regiment Texas…

Started by Daniel Sample

0 Jan 17, 2012

HOWARD, Alvah 1846-??

I am attempting to figure out exactly what may have happened to my grt-grt uncle Alvah Howard. He was born in 1846, raised in Amity Twnsp,…

Started by Rick Elgin

1 Dec 23, 2011
Reply by Marilyn P Clark

Native Americans in the Civil War

In the January 2012 issue of Cowboys and Indians Magazine there is a very interesting article about Native Americans who fought in the Civi…

Started by Jim Avery

0 Dec 21, 2011

Pickett's Charge, Gettysburg, 7/3/1863

I am searching for descendants who also had an ancestor (Union or Confederate) in Pickett's Charge in the Battle of Gettysburg, PA on 7/3/1…

Started by John Everett Burrows III

1 Sep 14, 2011
Reply by Jim Avery

Civil War Tombstone Record

 I would like to know what the significance of the number above the name on this tombstone is. I am assuming that it is tied to a service r…

Started by Norman Dagen

7 May 27, 2011
Reply by Kathleen Melendez



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