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This pin links to the NPS civil war union and Confederate POW database  Painting of Confederate troops at Fort Darling firing on Union gunboats in the James River.

This pin links to the NPS civil war union and Confederate POW database Painting of Confederate troops at Fort Darling firing on Union gunboats in the James River.

The Battle of Chancellorsville saw the last charge ever made by General Thomas Stonewall Jackson. It was there on May 2nd 1863 that he was accidentally shot during a nighttime reconnoiter by one of his own soldiers. The shooter was an unknown member of the 18th North Carolina Infantry. Major John D Barry gave the order to fire, and many of his soldiers fired at the same time.

The Battle of Chancellorsville saw the last charge ever made by General Thomas Stonewall Jackson. It was there on May 2nd 1863 that he was accidentally shot during a nighttime reconnoiter by one of his own soldiers. The shooter was an unknown member of the 18th North Carolina Infantry. Major John D Barry gave the order to fire, and many of his soldiers fired at the same time.

photo of City Point, Virginia  Another locomotive at the same point.  It was made between 1860 and 1865.

photo of City Point, Virginia Another locomotive at the same point. It was made between 1860 and 1865.

On the morning of September 17, 1862, about 5:30 a.m., began the battle of Antietam. In the South, also known as the battle of Sharpsburg.  By day’s end, the fighting would result in the bloodiest single-day battle in American History.

On the morning of September 17, 1862, about 5:30 a.m., began the battle of Antietam. In the South, also known as the battle of Sharpsburg. By day’s end, the fighting would result in the bloodiest single-day battle in American History.

Bloody Lane from the observation tower, Antietam Battlefield, more humbling even than Gettysburg....bloodiest day of battle in American history.

Bloody Lane from the observation tower, Antietam Battlefield, more humbling even than Gettysburg....bloodiest day of battle in American history.

Genealogical surname studies are evolving in the 21st century, The Surname Society adapts to these changes and encourages members collaborative research.

Genealogical surname studies are evolving in the 21st century, The Surname Society adapts to these changes and encourages members collaborative research.

Union infantrymen guarding the Orange and Alexandria Railroad at Union Mills Station west of Alexandria.  In April 1862, the 11th  Pennsylvania and 88th Pennsylvania are jointly detailed to guard    the  railroad line from Alexandria to Bristoe/Bristow Station and to the Manassas Gap.  It is the first time the two regiments work together and the men form close bonds  that will last the duration of the war.

Union infantrymen guarding the Orange and Alexandria Railroad at Union Mills Station west of Alexandria. In April 1862, the 11th Pennsylvania and 88th Pennsylvania are jointly detailed to guard the railroad line from Alexandria to Bristoe/Bristow Station and to the Manassas Gap. It is the first time the two regiments work together and the men form close bonds that will last the duration of the war.

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