American Civil War

The Battle of Santa Rosa Island

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The Battle of Santa Rosa Island was fought in The Confederate State of Florida during the early phases of The American Civil War. Fort Pickens was a Union Fort located on …

CSS ''Fanny''

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The ''Fanny'' was originally built as a Steam Tug Ship, that was pressed into The Federal Naval Service (USS) as both a Harbor Defense Ship and later, as a Observation Ba …

Confederate 9th Kentucky Infantry Flag

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The 9th Kentucky Infantry Regiment was an American Civil War Unit raised to support The Confederate States of America. Formed in 1861, The 9th consisted of (6) Companies …

CSS ''Sea Bird'' Flag

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The CSS ''Sea Bird'' was a modified Sidewheel Steamer, pressed into War Service by The Confederate States Naval in 1861. Built in New Jersey (1854), The ''Sea Bird'' was …

Confederate 2nd Maryland Cavalry Regiment Flag

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As we have seen, The State of Maryland was itself – deeply divided during The American Civil War (1861-1865). Many of it's populace had ''Southern sympathy'', leadi …

USS ''Delaware'' (Gunboat)

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A privately owned and built Steam Paddle Wheel Vessel, ''Delaware'' was built in 1860 (under the name ''Edenton''). She was a wooden Ship, reinforced internally with iron …

Edward Black

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Often called ''William'' Black, Edward has the (often debated) honor of being the youngest Soldier to serve in The American Civil War of 1861 to 1865. While The Union Arm …

The Gilmore Medal

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The ''Gilmore Medal'' was another of the few privately commissioned and issued Medals of The American Civil War. As has been discussed, The US Government never issued any …

Cathay Williams

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There have been many examples throughout History of Women who went to War quite literally – dressed as Men. Prior to the 20th Century, Women were forbidden to serve …

Confederate 31st Alabama Infantry Flag

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The 31st Alabama Infantry Regiment was formed in 1862 to support The Confederate states of America (of which Alabama was a Member). The Regiment consisted of over 1,200 O …