Civil War

Built at the Continental Iron Works in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, New York, the USS Monitor (called the cheese box on a raft) was the first ironclad warship to be commissioned by the United Sates navy during the American Civil War. Her participation in the Battle of Hampton Roads on March 9, 1862, was […]

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The American Civil war and its devastating consequences were not confined to the United States. The conflict also had repercussions in the cotton districts of North West England, where there was a dependency on supplies of raw cotton from our southern states. When the supply was interrupted there was real hardship. This situation led to […]

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The National Genealogical Society (NGS) is in celebration of the July 4 weekend with an announcement of attractive member benefit. Fold3 is offering NGS members a great price-break when they purchase a Fold3 Annual Membership: “The National Genealogical Society is proud to announce a partnership with Fold3, the premier military history website. NGS has worked […]

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Sandy on January 23rd, 2012

I received this stirring video from a relative, T. Smith of Indiana. I hope you take the time to view the entire footage: http://youtu.be/EeZvForbmbk

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Sandy on August 22nd, 2011

Rose O’Neal Greenhow a wealthy widow who lived in Washington at the outbreak of the Cival War was a renowned Confederate spy. As a leader in Washington, D.C. society during the period to prior the American Civil War, she traveled in important political circles cultivating  friendships and  using her connections to pass along key military information to the Confederacy at the […]

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The following is an article written by Allison Meany for the Sun News that describes a Civil War Ghost Trail program scheduled to take place on September 14, in Rorth Ridgeville, Ohio, public library: “Lorain Public Library System’s North Ridgeville Branch will host a free “Civil War Ghost Trail” program at 7 p.m. Sept. 14 […]

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Sandy on August 16th, 2011

Actress Ashley Judd thought her great-great-great grandfather had lost his leg in the prison camp in Andersonville. The fact is that her ancestor lost his leg in the Battle of Saltville, Virginia and learned the truth from George Wunderlich, executive director of the National Museum of Civil Ware Medicine in Frederick, Maryland. The information was discovered […]

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Sandy on June 8th, 2011

The National Genealogical Society says: “The National Genealogical Society proudly announces the release of its newest American Genealogy Studies course, Introduction to Civil War Records,developed by renowned military expert Craig Roberts Scott, cg. Craig Roberts Scott is a nationally recognized lecturer, educator, and genealogical and historical researcher with more than thirty years’ experience. He is a member of […]

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It’s 150 years since the first battle of Bull Run, one of the highlights of the anniversary  of the Civil War, which illuminated  a small band of Scottish men who played a crucial role in the most brutal conflict in the history of the United States. The group, named the 79th New York Highland Regiment, […]

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“At 4:30 a.m. on April 12, 1861, a single mortar round was fired on Fort Sumter, S.C., and the Civil War began. By the time it ended in 1865, approximately 620,000 soldiers’ lives had been lost, and America had changed in profound, immutable ways. One hundred and fifty years later, we’re still examining why.” – […]

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In response to the tales of suffering from various encampments throughout the Civil War, sixty-five women of Charlotte formed an association of relief and aid called, “The Soldier’s Aid Society of Charlotte”. The meetings were held in a room given by a Mrs. J.H. Carson, and the very industrious women made over three hundred garments […]

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The following is a press release from Ancestry.com “Nearly 25 million National Archives Civil War records documenting lives and service of Union and Confederate soldiers available free to public at Ancestry.com from April 7-14 WASHINGTON, D.C., and PROVO, UTAH — (April 6, 2011) – Ancestry.com, the world’s largest online family history resource, and the National Archives, […]

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Sandy on March 25th, 2011

In a desperate attempt to break out of St Petersburg, Virginia, one hundred and forty-six years ago today, Confederate General Robert E. Lee made Fort Stedman his last attack of the Civil War. The attack failed, and within a week Lee was evacuating his positions around Petersburg. Petersburg had been under siege by the Army […]

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A new Civil Wars Trails guide has been developed by the North Carolina Division of Tourism designed to enhance the travel experience for this year’s 150th anniversary observance of the Civil War. The maps follow the war from Roanoke Island to Robinsville with markers at 232 sites in 78 counties. Historic moments are illustrated with […]

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As we remember the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War (1861-1865), you can explore the history of the conflict and your ancestors’ role in it in ways they (and maybe you) would never have imagined. It’s also known as the War Between the States. Today you can look up the name […]

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Here’s a George Washington story you probably haven’t heard before. It’s an article written by Jesse Washington, who covers race and ethnicity for “The Associated Press”. It’s a interesting article, which is why I’m posting it on SpittalStreet: “George Washington’s name is inseparable from America, and not only from the nation’s history. It identifies countless […]

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