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Championhilz

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  1. Have a pic I want to send you . What is another e mail address. This site won't take it. 

    1. Championhilz

      Championhilz

      You can send it to: championhilz@att.net

    2. Championhilz

      Championhilz

      What is the picture you are going to send?

       

  2. I have several G.A.R. photographs of veterans who settled in Kansas after the war. This CDV is of Horatio Tawney, who was a corporal in Company C, 100th Ohio Infantry. He was captured at Limestone Station, Tennessee, in September 1863, and spent 6 months in Libby and Belle Isle prisons
  3. I believe the name is Henry V. Allien - "Shortly after Horstmann Bros. and Allien dissolved in December 1876, Allien contracted on 2/11/1878 for 2,000 gross coat buttons & 1,300 helmet hair plumes. Contracted 5/29/1883 for 1,000 helmets. In his 8/25/1886 contract for music pouches, Allien is joined by Louis S. and Laurent H. Allien, the latter at least being his son." - Directory of American Military Goods Dealers & Makers, 1785 - 1915 by Bruce S. Bazelon & William F. McGuinn
  4. By 1924, Owens was stationed at Fort Niagara, New York - one of the last things I pulled out of the bag was a letter from Colonel Berkley Enochs to Owens' parents, informing them that he had died: Owens' parents did have his body brought back to Louisiana for burial, and he rests today at Bayou Macon Cemetery, in West Carroll Parish.
  5. Robert Owens stayed in the army after the war, and in 1919 he was serving in Company A, 33rd Infantry Regiment, stationed at Gatun, in the Canal Zone. Included in the grouping were two Christmas programs and a copy of the regimental newsletter, "The Tropical Breeze: Back of the program - I liked the cigarette ad:
  6. Last weekend I went to the Civil War show in Vicksburg, Mississippi and set up a table to sell some of my odds and ends. The seller across from me had one table filled with nothing but paper ephemera. At the end of the day I decided to look through the boxes of "Stuff," and I found a small plastic zip lock bag filled with a number of photographs, letters and booklets. After a quick glance at the contents I asked the seller "How much?" and we he said $10, I paid very quickly. The first piece of paper in the bag that I looked at was this: The grouping belonged to Robert A. Owens of Hardie, Louisiana, and he served in the 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division. I did a little research and found that he was severely wounded in August 1918: Clipping from The Town Talk, August 19, 1918 I also found this WW I era photo of a soldier named George Lorraine - I wonder if he served with Owens?
  7. I found the following article in the Journal & Courier (Lafayette, Indiana,) January 22, 1941:
  8. I thought you might find this picture of interest - it's from The Enterprise-Journal (McComb, Mississippi,) October 2, 1943:
  9. From the Racine Journal Times, December 29, 1936
  10. From the Racine Journal Times, December 28, 1896
  11. From the Racine Journal Times, December 29, 1896
  12. I went to a local flea market this weekend, and in the very first booth I spotted a basket filled with postcards and pictures - I dug through it, and found this ripped real photo postcard of a crewman from the USS Georgia. The Georgia, BB-15, served as a training ship at the start of World War 1, and later did convoy escort duty. Unfortunately the sailor is not identified. The card may be in rough shape, but for $1 I thought it was worth saving.
  13. I wanted to bring this topic back up as I have done some more research using Newspapers.com, and found even more Civil War veterans who were awarded Purple Hearts: 1. William Patton Griffith of Brooklyn, New York, who served in the 102nd Pennsylvania Infantry. An article about him is in The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, July 2, 1932. 2. James C. Rouse of Los Angeles, California, unit not determined. Article about him in The Los Angeles Times, August 11, 1932. 3. Charles D. Brainerd of Burlington, Vermont, who served in Company B, 15th Vermont Infantry. Article from The Burlington Free Press, February 12, 1934. 4. Charles Netherwood of Oregon, Wisconsin, who served in the 23rd Wisconsin Infantry. Article from The Oshkosh Northwestern, May 29, 1933. 5. Lewis B. Sergeant of Kalamazoo, Michigan, who served in Company H, 76th Illinois Infantry. Article from The Detroit Free Press, June 23, 1939. 6. James H. Buchanan of Morral, Ohio, unit not determined. Article about him in The Marion Star, November 21, 1932. 7. William F. Meadows of Castleton, Indiana, who served in Company B, 16th Indiana Infantry. Article from The Indianapolis News, August 9, 1940. 8. Albert Edward Gage of Chicago, Illinois, who served in Company L, 37th Illinois Infantry. Article from The Indianapolis News, August 9, 1940. 9. James Colmore Rogers of Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, who served in Company D, 12th Ohio Cavalry. Article from the Eau Claire Leader, November 12, 1932. I have a few more, but I'm getting tired, and still need to post a few photos, so I will list the rest tomorrow. This first picture is of William F. Meadows and Albert E. Gage:
  14. Thanks for posting the clip - I had not seen it - one of the sources they listed at the end was the article I wrote about "The Crisis" on my blog. They were wrong about one thing - Snyder was at Vicksburg during the filming, the city newspapers of the time make that very clear.
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