Monthly Archives: August 2012

Battle of Hatteras Inlet Batteries

Hatteras Inlet Batteries   Other Names: Forts Clark and Hatteras Location: Dare County Campaign: Blockade of the Carolina Coast (August-December 1861) Date(s): August 28-29, 1861 Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler [US]; Col. William F. Martin [CS] Forces Engaged: 9th … Continue reading

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MYRON THADDEUS SMITH, PRIVATE, COMPANY C, ELEVENTH REGIMENT OF MINNESOTA VOLUNTEERS Born:  March 14, 1830, Massena, St. Lawrence County, New York Died:  October 1, 1906, Fairbanks, Harris County, Texas The Eleventh Regiment of Minnesota Volunteers was formed under call of … Continue reading

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My Civil War Hero James M. Weart

My Civil War Hero James M. Weart Please allow me to introduce one of the Civil War ancestors on my father’s side of the family. James Manners Weart is my great uncle and the man upon whom I based my … Continue reading

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A Sharecropping Contract

A Sharecropping Contract Poor, illiterate and intimidated by widespread violence after the Civil War, many former slaves agreed to sharecropping contracts, such as this one, that were designed to keep them poor. Agreement between Landlord and Sharecropper This agreement, made … Continue reading

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May Patriotic Instructions

May 1868 Decoration Day-May 2012 Memorial Day Their Legacy- Our Mission May 2012 Patriotic Instruction SUVCW John W. Bates National Patriotic Instructor The Traditional story of our Memorial Day, which honors all Veterans in all Wars, has its roots as … Continue reading

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Fort Craig New Mexico

Fort Craig New Mexico Fort Craig, established in 1854, was one of the largest and most important frontier forts in the West. Set in the rugged beauty of Socorro County, N.M., it was one of the eight forts situated along … Continue reading

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Austin R. Coppinger

This first post is dedicated to Austin R. Coppinger born 21 October 1846, and died 12 June 1913.  He lived his life in Marion County, Tennessee.  Austin died at Coppinger Cove and is buried in the Lasater Cemetery. Austin served … Continue reading

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