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An Index to the New UDC CSA Ancestor Album #Civil War #Genealogy

A few days ago, I was offered what turned out to be the last 5 copies of the United Daughters of the Confederacy CSA Ancestor Album, 2nd Edition. I got them from the publisher, Pelican Press, and they tell me that the book was printed in short run specifically for pre-orders of the book taken […]

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Civil War 1/2 Boot Has Its Own Story to Tell

The following excerpt is from a fascinating story by Tony Gonzalez, published in the November 19, 2014 edition of The Tennessean. The little leather boot sat on a shelf for 90 years. A family heirloom, mostly just gathering dust. But when it showed up in a room filled with historical archivists, well, the boot could […]

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Bleeding Kansas – Part 2: Genealogical Resources from the Era of Kansas Territory, 1854-1861

The following article by my good friend, William Dollarhide: In Bleeding Kansas-Part 1, we presented an historical timeline of events leading up to the era of “Bleeding Kansas,” a reference to the bloody battles that took place in Kansas Territory from its founding in 1854 to statehood in 1861. In this Bleeding Kansas-Part 2, an […]

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University Professor Breaks the Code of a 150-year-old Confederate Diary

The following excerpt is from an article written by Eric Durr and posted at the humanevents.com website. SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (Oct. 8, 2014) –A university professor who is also a former government code breaker, and a retired college financial aid director teamed up to transcribe and decode the secrets in a 150-year-old Confederate diary discovered […]

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Third Volume on Indiana’s 44th Civil War Regiment to Be Released in November

The following excerpt is from the July 29, 2014 edition of tribtown.com: FORT WAYNE, Indiana — Civil War Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman once said, “War is hell.” Spencerville author and historical researcher Margaret Hobson says that was perhaps never more true than during that war, now marking its sesquicentennial. For the past two decades, the […]

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Genealogical Resources of the Civil War — 25% OFF Extended Through June 30, 2014

Following is the description of the book: Most genealogical records during the decade of the Civil War are related to the soldiers and regiments of the Union and Confederate military. However, there are numerous records relating to the entire population as well. This new volume by William Dollarhide identifies the places to look and documents […]

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New Online Collection of Civil War Records Released in Observance of Memorial Day

The following News Release is from FamilySearch: New Online Collection of Civil War Records Released in Observance of Memorial Day For Immediate Release SALT LAKE CITY, UT—In observation of Memorial Day, FamilySearch.org announced today significant updates to its free Civil War historic record collections online. The new FamilySearch.org/civil-war landing page provides a quick overview of […]

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American Wars Research Bundle on Sale for 30% Off Thru Memorial Day!

To celebrate the Memorial Day weekend, Family Roots Publishing is offering a bundle of three popular American war-related research guides from the publishers of History Magazine. FRPC is discounting them 30% through Memorial Day, May 26, 2014. Regularly 29.85, the bundle is just $20.95 (plus only $5.50 p&h!) The guides are as follows: Life During […]

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Still Paying for the Civil War – Veteran’s Benefits Still Being Made to A Soldier’s Daughter

The following excerpt is from a fascinating article written by Michael M. Phillips, posted at the Wall Street Journal website. WILKESBORO, N.C.—Each month, Irene Triplett collects $73.13 from the Department of Veterans Affairs, a pension payment for her father’s military service—in the Civil War. More than 3 million men fought and 530,000 men died in […]

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Civil War Trust Buys about an Acre of Gettysburg’s East Cemetery Hill

The following teaser is from an article posted in the April 30, 2014 edition of EveningSun.com As evening fell on the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg, a small band of Louisiana soldiers charged East Cemetery Hill, knocking back Ohio troops manning cannons at the hill’s crest. A hand-to-hand struggle ensued, according to the […]

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Fold3 Offers FREE Access the Civil War Collection Through April 30

The following is from Matthew Deighton at Ancestry: To remember the commencement of the Civil War in April 1861, Fold3 invites you to explore all records in its Civil War Collection [http://go.fold3.com/civilwar/] for free April 14–30. Explore Civil War documents featuring everything from military records to personal accounts and historic writings. Soldier records include service […]

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Genealogical Resources of the Civil War Era — by Bill Dollarhide; 20% OFF until May 15, 2014

Most genealogical records during the decade of the Civil War are related to the soldiers and regiments of the Union and Confederate military. However, there are numerous records relating to the entire population as well. Genealogical Resources of the Civil War Era, by William Dollarhide, identifies the places to look and documents to be found […]

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Rifling and the Minie Ball Made a Revolution in Battlefield Warfare During the Civil War

The following teaser is from a very interesting article by Mike West, published in the March 19, 2014 edition of the murfreesburopost.com: When it comes to weaponry, the Civil War is best described as the first modern war. Unfortunately, for the troops, the conflict was generally fought with tactics dating back to Napoleon Bonaparte and […]

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Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox Opens Veteran’s Exhibit

The following excerpt is from an excellent article by Katrina Koerting, published in the March 7, 2014 edition of newsadvance.com. Many people can recite facts about battles or describe the cultural environment during the Civil War, but not as much is shared about the men after the war. These are the stories told in the […]

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Archeologists Race to Uncover “Camp Asylum” in Columbia, SC

The following is from the February 16, 2014 edition of the Deseret News. COLUMBIA, S.C. — Racing against time, South Carolina archeologists are digging to uncover the remnants of a Civil War-era prisoner-of-war camp before the site in downtown Columbia is cleared to make room for a mixed-use development. The researchers have been given four […]

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