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    The Emmett Rifles ~ Georgia

    Confederate Flags

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    Born and raised in New York City, as an adult John Hill Hewitt (1801-1890) moved to Augusta, Georgia and later embraced the Confederacy.  Too old to fight, Hewitt instead wrote many patriotic and romanticized tunes among his more than 300 songs, including...

    Atlanta, Georgia… Sherman’s Men Tearing Up Railroad Track. Photographed in 1864 by Barnard

    7th Georgia Infantry flag. :: Alabama Photographs and Pictures Collection

    Private William Henry Lord, a cavalryman, sits alert and ready for the next ride. CDV by George Wertz, Kansas City, Mo. A yet unmuddied enlistee from Bleeding Kansas, the last state to enter the Union before Fort Sumter, Lord was in the Eleventh Kansas Volunteer Cavalry; he was wounded in the shoulder in October 1864 but rejoined his company and was mustered out in September 1865.

    The Flag of the Bienville Rifles, Company B, 8th Louisiana Infantry at Memorial Hall, Civil War Museum, New Orleans.

    Through joint efforts between the Atlanta City Council and the Confederate Government, land adjoining the City Cemetery was secured as burial ground for Confederate Soldiers. Approximately 6,900 departed Confederate Soldiers rest in the peaceful gardens of Oakland Cemetery in designated areas. Ironically enough, among them lies 16 Union Soldiers who died while in Confederate hospitals.

    18th Georgia Battle Flag

    Banner of 1st Company (A), Battalion of Artillery, part of the garrison of Fort Moultrie under the command of Captain William R. Calhoun.

    Letter to Lincoln from Resaca page 1: Daniel E. Sickles to Abraham Lincoln, Monday, May 16, 1864 (Telegram reporting progress of Sherman's campaign in Georgia)

    Banner of 1st Company (A), Battalion of Artillery, part of the garrison of Fort Moultrie under the command of Captain William R. Calhoun.

    old civil war recruitment poster

    CSA Navy - Lt. William Barker Cushing (Nov. 4, 1842 - Dec. 17, 1874) gained fame as one of the most daring Naval commanders of the Civil War. Despite his young age, he commanded several Union warships with distinction. His two most famous acts are the nighttime raid and destruction of the formidable Confederate ram "CSS Albemarle" and his leading of the naval brigade in the assault upon Fort Fisher, North Carolina.

    27th Texas Cavalry Flag.

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    Algernon M. Squier, Circa 1864 graduated from Georgetown Medical College in 1867, and joined the ranks of contract surgeons employed by the U.S. army. In July 1867, during his first assignment, he was credited with saving the lives of 36 soldiers from a battalion of the Eighteenth Kansas Cavalry who fell ill with cholera en route from Fort Harker to Fort Larned, Kansas. But he ultimately fell ill and succumbed to the disease.

    Yankee camp in Fort McAllister museum.