Officers of the 38th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Spectacular Half Plate Outdoor Tintype

This tintype is currently offered (Oct 2018) on Cowan’s Auction site. Text & images source: Cowan’s Anonymous, half plate tintype featuring officers and enlisted men of the 38th Indiana Infantry, taken around Murfreesboro, TN in April of 1863, while the 38th was encamped there following the Battle of Stones River. This spectacular outdoor image shows the men gathered […]

Capt. James G. Staley, Company F, 128th Indiana, was killed at Franklin

Capt. James G. Staley was from Monticello, IN when he enlisted 1/22/64 as a 1st Lt., into Co F. He was killed at Franklin on November 30th, 1864. The following is an account of his death. The 128th IN was positioned on the far left Union flank, in Stiles’ Brigade. They faced the onslaught of Scott’s […]

Reminder: Lecture on Fort Granger Wednesday June 8th in Franklin

I am lecturing on”Who built Fort Granger?” at the Williamson County Public Library June 8th at 6:30 p.m. Until recently is was basically unknown just who built the Fort that sits above Figuer’s Bluff on the north side of the Harpeth River near downtown Franklin. However, I recently purchased an authentic letter from a soldier […]