Category Archives: Documents

Report of first doctor to reach Abraham Lincoln after he was shot is found

Easy Plugin for AdSense by Unreal The first doctor to reach President Abraham Lincoln after he was shot in a Washington theater rushed to his ceremonial box and found him paralyzed, comatose and leaning against his wife. Dr. Charles Leale … Continue reading

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Pawn broker seeks 153rd Pennsylvania descendant

By Chad Smith Pocono Record Writer April 27, 2012 When a woman brought some Civil War memorabilia into P&J Coin and Gold Exchange in Brodheadsville two years ago, pawnbroker Paul Mastronardi bought the items with intentions to sell them for a … Continue reading

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1st Minnesota Light Artillery at Shiloh and Corinth

1st Minnesota Light Artillery at Shiloh Historical Monograph prepared by Jeffrey S. Williams Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Click here to read the historical monograph of the 1st Minnesota Light Artillery in the Atlanta campaign. Click here to read … Continue reading

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Lincoln Assassination Resources

Due to the reconfiguration of this blog, here are the links to the stories on Frederick Aiken, Mary Surratt and the Lincoln Assassination, for your convenience.   Frederick Aiken Biography Frederick Aiken The Attorney – Historians Weigh In Rare Aiken … Continue reading

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1st Minnesota Light Artillery in the Atlanta Campaign May-Sept. 1864

Historical Mongraph by Jeffrey S. Williams Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Click here to read the historical monograph of the 1st Minnesota Light Artillery at Shiloh. Much has been written about the First Minnesota Infantry and its well-deserved place … Continue reading

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From the Journal of Sgt. Sam Bloomer, 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Part I

Periodically, This Week in the Civil War will feature journal excerpts from select Civil War journals. Today’s entry is from 1st Minnesota Color Sergeant Samuel Bloomer. April 29, 1861  The new Co. left Stillwater by wagons for Fort Snelling. Mustered … Continue reading

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