November 19, 1863 the Gettysburg address was given. Exactly 160 years from today. We Remember our Fallen. Pictures from the memorial at Remembrance Day. We love our American history!
#OTD in 1861 – The 10th Tennessee Infantry Regiment enters Confederate service in the American Civil War.
Company D was known as the ‘Rebel Sons of Erin’ because so many of them were Irish. Indeed, the roster of Company D reads like any small town in a 19th century Irish village (every surname was Irish). While the Fighting 69th on the Union side is the most famous “Irish Brigade,” it is estimated that at least 30,000 Irish fought on the Confederate side. Much of the enlistment was due to the…
GREAT BALLAD: KELLYS IRISH BRIGADE
The Battle of Antietam September 17, 1862. This was the bloodiest single day in American history. Men were buried in shallow and mass graves after serving their states valiantly. Southerners refer to This day as the Battle of Sharpsburg. See the TX and GA monuments in the “Cornfield”as well as the Bloody Lane and Burnside Bridge. Never Forget!
Omer Rose Weaver of Little Rock, Arkansas, and friends, ca 1860. Weaver was killed in action at the Battle of Wilson’s Creek on August 10, 1861, while serving in the Confederate Army’s Pulaski Light Battery. Arkansas State Archives, PHC 2677.
Wilson’s Creek was a fascinating battle- Weaver shown above was the first Arkansas casualty of our Second Rebellion.
Documentary of the battle is linked below:
Thus far, research has narrowed the identification of the four remains to 21 or 22 individuals who “likely died during the period when the (Union-operated) hospital” was caring for the Confederate dead and dying after the Battle of Williamsburg on May 5, 1862. The original list contained 59 names and their units.