Category Archives: Confederates

John Bell Hood’s Division makes assault on Federal left flank at 4:30pm on July 2nd, 1863

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john_bell_hood.jpgGen. John Bell Hood’s Confederate division, made up mostly of Texans, Arkansans, and Alabamians, made their assault upon the far left Federal flank at Gettysburg on July 2nd, 1863. Gen. Sickles’ men
occupied the area around Devil’s Den but were pushed out by the Confederate’s coming from the northwest. Hood’s division then made their way across Plum Run Creek and headed up towards Little Round Top. Hood was struck by shell fragments at Gettysburg, severely wounding his left arm.

CDV of Rose O’Neal Greenhow (1814-1864), a noted Confederate spy,

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Cowan’s is auctioning off this CDV (ends Sunday)

I’ve copied the exact catalog description as posted don the site.

Mathew Brady CDV titled, Mrs. Greenhow and Daughter, Imprisoned in the Old Captiol, Washington, D.C. and dated 1862. Mrs. Greenhow sits in a chair in a black laced mourning dress while her daughter moves in closer to her with her hand on her mother’s shoulder. 

Rose O’Neal Greenhow (1814-1864) was a noted Confederate spy, caught in the act of espionage and imprisoned in Washington, D.C. Greenhow was a Washington socialite who dined and conversed with presidents, generals, senators, and high-ranking military officers. She relayed important information to Confederate generals and controlled a pro-Southern spy network with her handler, Thomas Jordan. Jefferson Davis praised Greenhow’s pivotal intelligence work and credited the victory of the First Battle of Bull Run to her. She was caught and captured in August of 1861 and put under house arrest. When the government discovered she was still an active spy they imprisoned her and her daughter for five months. She was deported to the Confederate States where she traveled to Richmond, Virginia and received new diplomatic tasks. She sailed to France and Britain to represent the Confederacy and gain their favor. There, she wrote and published her memoir in London. Her returning ship to America ran aground in 1864 off Wilmington, North Carolina. She drowned when her rowboat overturned during her escape of a Union gunboat. The Confederacy honored her with a military funeral.

A Revised History of the 33rd Alabama Volunteer Infantry Regiment

I want to share this email I received from a blog follower:

My late father, L. B. Williams, wrote A Revised History of the 33rd Alabama Volunteer Infantry Regiment, his grandfather’s regiment. It contains the roster of the regiment and comments on some of the members.The book is now available in the public domain at Google Books. The family would appreciate your making this information available to your site visitors.

You will get the option to download the PDF file by clicking on the “gear” icon at the top right corner of the book page.
Thank you,
Teri Williams Easterling

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Col Thomas W White, Co K, 9th Mississippi; fought at Franklin

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Sharp’s men desperately attempted to make some additional headway, but it was to no avail. Col. William H. Bishop, commander of the consolidated 7th/ 9th Mississippi Infantry, was killed as were Pvts. Benjamin Wade, James Kenney, and Daniel McGill, all of whom were members of the 10th Mississippi Infantry. Cpl. A. S. Weatherall of the 41st Mississippi was also killed and so was Pvt. Henry Wilson of the 44th Mississippi. Capt.

Jacobson, Eric A. (2013-11-01). For Cause and Country: A Study of the Affair at Spring Hill & the Battle of Franklin (Kindle Locations 8055-8058). O’More Publishing. Kindle Edition.

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The Bardstown Civil War Museum