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Sun Prairie’s Civil War Soldier Dies at Just 15

Sun Prairie’s Civil War Soldier Dies at Just 15

Originally posted on The Hanneman Archive:
His death was given only passing notice in the Wisconsin State Journal, the state’s official newspaper. “May he rest in peace,” the brief item from April 9, 1864 read. So it was the unwritten that was truly remarkable in the all-too-brief life of James Moore, soldier of the Wisconsin 12th…

‘Gettysburg Gun’ represents rare bit of Rhode Island, US history

Originally posted on The Cotton Boll Conspiracy:
Given that much of the War Between the States was fought below the Mason-Dixon Line, it’s hardly surprising that much of the history associated with the conflict is found in the Southern US, whether on battlefields or in museums. Still, there are many unique war-related attractions located in the north. One…

Continental Congress pleads with states to send soldiers

On this day in history…

US Marine Drill Team and Fat Albert

US Marine Drill Team and Fat Albert

Today is Veteran’s Day in the US. The date was originally set aside to commemorate Armistice Day, November 11th, 1918. On that date the guns fell silent and WW1 ended. In the UK and Commonwealth Countries the day is called, “Remembrance Day” in memory of the fallen. The United States did not enter WW1 until […]

Send Mail_Doughboy to Loved Ones Back Home

Send Mail_Doughboy to Loved Ones Back Home

Since the inception of email, texting and other forms of instant communications letter and post card writing are disappearing, One would wonder how historians will document the Afghan War when they will not have access to the thousands if not millions of emails that have passed between the service men and women and their families […]

Halloween WWII Style

Originally posted on Pacific Paratrooper:
? This story is condensed from: EVERY VETERAN HAS A STORY_______ The other morning I woke up and looked out the window and saw pumpkins smashed and some decorations strewn.  “Ah, good,” I said to my daughters, “someone has done their research on the history of Halloween!”   They rolled…