Bull Run Images for Sale

31 01 2010

Here’s a link to a nice CDV of a veteran of the First Massachusetts wounded at First Bull Run, John Baxter.  Per www.henrydeeks.com, Baxter was wounded in the left thigh on July 21, 1861.  It can be yours for $150.

Also available here on the same site is this image of New York Congressman Alfred Ely, taken prisoner at Bull Run (I wrote a little bit about it here).  Price is $85.

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Road Trip – Gettysburg

28 01 2010

I’m off to Gettysburg this morning to do some work on a potential article for a magazine.  I’ll be meeting Ranger John Heiser today in the park’s library, and Ranger Troy Harman in the field tomorrow.  The weather’s not cooperating here in Pittsburgh: my son’s school has a two-hour delay and consequently I’m behind schedule.  I’ll be back sometime Saturday, so no new posts until at least then.





The Ragged Rebel

27 01 2010

A while back I received an uncorrected proof of the new, revised edition of B. P. Gallaway’s The Ragged Rebel: A Common Soldier in W. H. Parsons’ Texas Cavalry, 1861-1865.  (I don’t see a link to the new edition on Amazon so here’s a link to the new edition on Amazon, so here’s one to the ACU Press.)  First published in 1989, Gallaway used his subject’s journals and letters to tell the story of David Carey Nance of the 12th Texas Cavalry.  The unit served in the relative backwaters of the Trans-Mississippi from the Fall of 1861 through to their surrender in Northern Texas in June of 1865.  Primary sources are the backbone of a narrative that details the somewhat mundane but fascinating life of a Texas trooper.  Not surprisingly, a religious thread flows through the book (ACU is Abilene Christian University), however it’s not an overwhelming feature and is contextually appropriate.

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Bull Run Humor

24 01 2010

I’ve meant to post a link to a bit of Bull Run humor Jim Schmidt posted on his blog a while back.  There are also two other funny pension anecdotes there.  Check it out.

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Bull Run Books and Articles On-Line

24 01 2010

I’ve updated my list of Bull Run books and articles available on-line and found alternate sources for most of the titles I’d found on the now defunct Microsoft book project.  I’m sure there are a lot more out there.  I ask all my readers to drop me a note, preferably in the comments to the page in the link above, when they find links to applicable works – books and articles that pertain to the campaign.  I appreciate the help.

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Gruesome Yard Sale

17 01 2010

I received the following from John Hennessy this evening.  Like him, this is something I’ve never heard of before.  The 12th Alabama was not attached to Ewell’s brigade until after the battle.  Your comments are encouraged.

Here’s a little thing that falls into the realm of the obscure and the  bizarre.  The letter is from When I Think of Home: The Civil War  Letters of William Harrison “Tip” Crow, ed. by Dewayne R. Welborn, Owasso, OK, 1996.  page 17-18.  Letter to his father, August 24, 1861,  from Manassas.   Crow was in the 12th Alabama.

Dear Father

there has been something else come up of which I wish to inform you I wrote you a letter yester day but every hour here brings up something new   Order issued by the Colonel that the clothes of the dead men to be sold   Thomas’ showel [shawl] and coat have to be put  up at the highest bidder and sold and if it had not been just eh kindness of our Captain [Higgins] his shirts would have been sold  he had to give them in according to the order but he did not and told me to keep them    I wanted the showel and I in tend to have it as I will make some man pay 12 dollars for it    I here some of them talking about biding for it but I dont [want] any body els shal have his things to stroe about….Lem is going to get hte coat   this is one thing that hurts me to think Tom and I have always been to gether and have been like brothers and now I have to pay a big price to get his things….  I do think we have the most tiranical officers at the head of this Regiment that ever men were under but you [know] that it won’t do to say any thing    experienced me that have been in the service before say they never heard of dead men’s clothes being sold before….

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Blog Interrupted

17 01 2010

I apologize for the lack of posts recently.  I’ve been busy with work, and caught some kind of bug that, in addition to a stuffed head and cough, makes it hard for me to concentrate.  Hopefully things will be back to normal in a few days.  Stay tuned.

While I’m lucid, congratulations to Mannie Gentile for becoming a full-fledged, full-time ranger at Antietam National Battlefield.








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