An irregular discussion on what interests me about history and in particular the War Between the States, the War of Northern Aggression, the War of the Rebellion, the War of Secession, the War of Southern Independence, the Civil War and any other name that frankly confuses those who don’t have a dog in this fight.

Recent Blog Posts

A 35th Georgia Soldier Endures at Point Lookout Prison

Blogpost 37 While the Civil War in Virginia might have officially ended for General Robert E. Lee’s army on April 9, 1865 at Appomattox Court House, the struggle to survive continued for many of his men who remained in Federal prisoner of war camps. Thousands of these...

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Georgia Confederate Prisoner at Elmira [Hellmira]

Blogpost 36 In my previous blog I detailed the wounding and capture of a Georgia Confederate soldier from Troup County on the western Georgia line near LaGrange. Private John Rigby from the 35th Georgia Infantry Regiment was struck down at the Battle of the...

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Post 31 – Picket Duty During a Deep Freeze

If you want to really know what thoughts, ideas and feelings rambled around in the minds of people from the past then the best place to begin is their letters, diaries and period newspapers. These are called primary sources. The problem though is that too many...

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