A Live Major General Or A Dead Brigadier
Confederate General Abner Monroe Perrin was killed at the Battle of Spotsylvania May 12th 1864. Abner Monroe Perrin was born February 2nd 1827 in Edgefield, South Carolina. He was a Lieutenant and served in the infantry during the Mexican American War. After the war was over Perrin studied for and took up a law practice in 1854. When the Civil War started Perrin joined the 14th South Carolina as their Captain. The 14th was part of Confederate Brigadier General Maxcy Gregg’s Light Division…
Edward Hatch (December 22, 1832 – April 11, 1889) born in Bangor, Maine, was a soldier who served as a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He served under General Ulysses S. Grant in the South. After commanding the entire cavalry division in the Army of the Tennessee, he was made brigadier general in early 1864. After the war he became the first commander of the 9th Cavalry Regiment, a Buffalo soldier regiment with African-American troops commanded by white officers.
My great-great-great-great-great grandfather, Joseph Wellington Crunkleton, who was born on Feb 2, 1835 in Burke County, North Carolina. He died on May 1, 1900 in Macon County, North Carolina. He fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War, serving as a member of the 1st North Carolina Cavalry. Also, that facial hair is bad-ass. Bad. Ass.
Dexter Palmer & the Powder Boy on the Boat
Carte de visite by J.W. Taft of the Oak Gallery in Memphis, Tenn. The name and location of the photographer and a pencil inscription on the back of the mount of this image, “Dexter Palmer & the powder boy on the boat,” are important clues to the identity of this sailor and his young mate. Another important clue are the uniforms. Dexter Palmer does not appear in any navy lists on various databases. I encourage you to use this image for educational purposes only. However, please ask for…
Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1861-1865, Laura Belle Stoddard Tent #22-------- Santa Barbara, California - Sgt. Edward O. Wallace, 3rd IN Cavalry
Sgt. Edward O. Wallace, Company L, 3rd IN Cavalry (Western Division) Edward went first to Tennessee and then south to Georgia where they saw action around Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain. The Third Indiana fought against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama and then was part of the march to the sea and siege of Savannah.