Saturday, March 15, 2014

Civil War Identity Puzzle Solved-- Part 1

From the March 8, 2014, Washington Post by Michael E. Ruane. //// For years, the Library of Congress' tintype of 26 Union soldiers taken in late 1863 or early 1864 was captioned only as "unidentified company of soldiers." //// But last month, a New York high school teacher spotted it on a Civil War Facebook page and recognized them. They were Co. H of the 124th Bew York Infantry, a unit called the Orange Blossoms because they were from Orange County, New York. //// Two years later, at the end of the war, two had been killed in combat, one had been captured and died at the infamous Andersonville and another had been awarded the Medal of Honor. //// More to Come. --Old Secesh

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