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Tags: 11th New York, Alexndria, Articles, Elmer Ellsworth, Marshall House, Photos, Zouaves
Categories : Articles, Galleries, Soldiers
Friend Ron Baumgarten of All Not So Quiet Along the Potomac has forwarded a few images Fire Zouave ephemera he recorded at the Ft. Ward Museum in Alexandria, VA. You can check out more on the story of Elmer Ellsworth, James Jackson, and Francis Brownell here. Enjoy! (Click on the photos for larger images – click those images for great big giant huge ones)
Elmer Ellsworth’s Kepi
11th NY Drum
11th NY Drum Placard
Marshall House Flag Raising
Lettering From Marshall House
Marshall House Lettering Placard
Remnant of Marshall House First National Flag
Flag Remnant Placard
Boyhood Chair of the “Hero” James Jackson
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Tags: Articles, George Barnard, James Gibson, Photography, Photos
Categories : Articles, The Battlefield
I’ve been enjoying a series of posts over at To the Sound Of the Guns in which host Craig Swain has looked at high-resolution TIFF files of glass plate images taken of Union batteries around Charleston, SC during the war. He’s been turning up some pretty interesting stuff which, combined with his encyclopedic and frankly creepy knowledge of all things artillery has made for compelling reading. Along those lines, I’m going to take a closer look at the series of photos of the battlefield and environs of First Bull Run taken in March, 1862 by photographers George Barnard and James Gibson, in the employ of Matthew Brady. You can find lower resolution copies of the photos here, filed under the heading Galleries over to the right. A quick once-over doesn’t turn up anything particularly notable, but one never knows what the zoom do-hickey will turn up. And in the absence of cool stuff in the photos, maybe I’ll speculate a bit. We’ll just have to see.
I’ll be leaning heavily on, and hopefully not lifting blatantly from, Garry Adelman’s fine Manassas Battlefields Then & Now. You can read more about that book here, but if you’re a regular reader of this blog you no doubt have it already.
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Tags: Articles, Atrocities, JCCW, Photos
Categories : Articles, Joint Committee Testimony
In yesterday’s post I reproduced an 1865 account of what the 8th PA Reserves saw on the battlefield of Bull Run in the spring of 1862, and wondered whether there were any contemporary accounts to corroborate. Reader Vince, host of Lancaster at War, sent along this account published in a newspaper of the time describing the condition of the battlefield. Also included in the post is the above photo supposed to be a group of civilians posing in front of some disturbed remains on the battlefield of Bull Run (which can be found at Colgate University). I’ve never seen this photo before, and the year it was taken appears to be unknown, but if it is what it is thought to be, it’s the only such photo I know of. Thanks to Vince for pointing it out.
And right here on Bull Runnings, we have this letter. Not corroborative of everything, but of some things.
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Tags: 2nd New Jersey Infantry, Articles, George W. McLean, Photos, Soldier Photos
Categories : Articles, Soldiers
A while back in this post I asked for some assistance in finding images for Bull Run commanders. I got my first response yesterday from reader Bruce Baryla, who informed me that he had located a CDV of Col. George W. McLean of the 2nd NJ Infantry. The image
is currently available for purchase sold on eBay here, where you’ll also find his biographical sketch of McLean. Bruce has given me permission to reproduce the image, and here it is below.
I still need all of these:
- Capt. Otis Tillinghast
- Surgeon William Shakespeare King
- Capt. Josiah Howard Carlisle – 2nd US Arty
- Capt. James Kelly – 69th NYSM
- Lt. Col. Henry Peck – 2nd Wisc Vols
- Maj. Adolphus Williams – 2nd Mich Inf
- Lt. Col. Ambrose Stevens – 3rd Mich Inf
- Lt. John Edwards – 1st US Arty
- Col. George Lyons – 8th NYSM
- Major John G. Reynolds USMC
- Col. George Clark, Jr – 11th Mass Inf
- Maj. Alonzo F. Bidwell – 1st Mich Inf
- Maj. Henry Genet Staples – 3rd Maine Inf
- Col. Adolphus J. Johnson – 1st NJSM
- Col. Henry M. Baker – 2nd NJSM
- Col. William Napton – 3rd NJSM
- Col. Matthew Miller – 4th NJSM
- Col. William R. Montgomery – 1st NJ Inf
- Col. George W. McLean – 2nd NJ Inf (FOUND! Thanks, reader Bruce Baryla)
- Co. Max Einstein – 27th PA Inf
- Capt. C. Brookwood – Brookwood’s (Varian’s) NY Battery
- Col. William Ayrault Jackson – 18th NY Inf
- Col. Calvin Edward Platt – 31st NY Inf
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Tags: Articles, Blogroll, Digital History, Facebook, John Hennessy, NPS, Photos, Remembering: Musings on Fredericksburg and Manassas, Sudley Springs Ford, Thornberry House, Twitter
Categories : Articles, Civil War Blogroll, Civil War On the Web, Digital History, The Battlefield
John Hennessy has this great post up at Remembering: Musings on Fredericksburg and Manassas, in which he dissects this famous image of Sudley Springs Ford in March, 1862. See other photos from this collection here.
With the anniversary fast approaching, there are lots of blog posts and newspaper articles popping up every day that concern First Bull Run. I don’t announce them all here, but I do try to keep up with them on Facebook and Twitter. Use the links I’ve embedded in their names to follow Bull Runnings there and keep up with the latest Bull Run news.
I’m still getting inquiries regarding whether or not I will be at the ceremonies and events at the battlefield this week. I have no official role there. I may head down that way on Thursday or over the weekend just to check out what’s going on, but I’m not sure just yet. If you go, please be sure to take lots of water and drink it regularly, before you get thirsty. The plains of Manassas is a very hot place indeed in the summer. I mean, really, really hot. If you see me there, please say hello.