Category: Battlefield Preservation

17th CVI battle flags

It’s taken a while to get this done, but I’ve finally uploaded the 17th CVI chapter from Gerry Caughman’s excellent work on Connecticut’s Civil War battle flag collection. For those not from Connecticut, Gerry Caughman was known (and is still…

Words cannot describe…

…my initial reaction to this headline: “Skull of Civil War soldier found at Gettysburg to be auctioned” The short version of the story is that the skull was found near the “Benner’s Farm” in 1949 and it was expected to…

Calm before the storm

By evening of April 30th the regiment was camped on and around the Talley Farm (or, as it is usually referred to in their accounts, the Hatch house). May 1st the members of the regiment heard the sound of battle…

Gettysburg musings

This morning my son and I headed down to Emmitsburg, Maryland so that we could retrace the route of the 17th CVI the morning of July 1, 1863. I did this once already about 9 years ago…but it was in…

Something worthy to put your money on

I read this tonight on Michael Bell’s XI Corps blog and thought it was worth sharing with my own readers. The  Central Virginia Battlefields Trust (CVBT) has once again managed to line up a significant purchase on the Chancellorsville battlefield, specifically the…