Category Archives: Obituaries

Colonel Robert Gould Shaw (1837-1863)

Easy AdSense by Unreal Born in Boston, Massachusetts, on 10 October 1837 into great wealth with interlocking kinship ties to the Brahmin families of Forbes, Parkman, Cabot, Lodge, Hunnewell, Sturgis, and Lowell, Robert Gould Shaw had a privileged childhood. His … Continue reading

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Minnesotans faced first Civil War combat action at Mill Springs 150 years ago

By Darryl Sannes Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force  The Second Minnesota Volunteer Infantry distinguished itself during actions at the Battle of Mill Springs, Ky., 150 years ago Thursday. The regiment faced Confederate soldiers from Mississippi and Tennessee during the … Continue reading

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Mary Eugenia Surratt (1823-1865)

Convicted Lincoln assassination conspirator Mary Eugenia Jenkins was born in Maryland in 1823. As an adolescent she attended a Catholic seminary for girls in Virginia, but at sixteen she married John Surratt, at least ten years her senior, and in … Continue reading

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On this day: April 26, 1865 – JOHN WILKES BOOTH KILLED!

The Account of the Officer in Charge On April 24, 1865, Lieutenant Edward Doherty sits on a bench across from the White House conversing with another officer. The arrival of a messenger interrupts the conversation. The messenger carries orders directing … Continue reading

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In Memoriam Harold Small – LBG #30

Information courtesy of The Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides Harold J. Small, 83, 45 Redding Lane, Gettysburg, died Friday morning, April 15, 2011 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born Jan. 7, 1928 in Gettysburg, the son of … Continue reading

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