A Blog Remembering the Men and Women of the American Civil War, North & South, people, faces, and a unique culture we will never see again. Photos and stories about the people that lived it, including African American Photographs, Pre-Civil War history & the period in cultural history that began just after the Civil War. The historical info, photos and documents on this blog reflect the attitudes, perspectives, and beliefs of different times. This blog does not endorse the views expressed in some posts, which may contain materials offensive to some readers. You cannot compare the beliefs, values, politics, ethical values of today to the people of the 1800's.
Every effort is taken to remember the men and women of the Union and Confederacy equally with dignity and respect. The men and women who's photos are posted on this blog have living relatives today, please respect the families and their memory~
The events of the war, and the men of the war, are fast fading from the public attention. Its history is growing to be an “Old, Old Story.” Public interest is weakening day by day. The memory of march, and camp, and battle-field, of the long and manly endurance, of the superb and uncomplaining courage, of the mass of sacrifice that redeemed the Nation, is fast dying out. Those who rejoice in the liberty and peace secured by the soldier’s suffering and privation, accept the benefits, but deny or forget the benefactor-1877 National Tribune
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“The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted."― D.H. Lawrence
Hello there, Great site! Love the music as well. On page 38 you have a soldier listed as Michael Bowman, 7th Va Cav. In my collection at the Library of Congress, we have him identified as David Bowman, 12th Va Cav. How did you arrive at your new identity? Please advise, Tom Liljenquist
Hi Tom, I dont know if you saw the other message.. I deleted in error.. Thanks for your mail, your collection has inspired me! two Youtube videos and website here later, I can’t stop looking at the photos. Here is the link to Michael Bowman 7th Cavalry http://www.civil-war-history.com/photo3.html The other link from the “History Blog” lists him as Michael also, the graffiti artist story here http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/14937
Michael Bowman, 7th Virginia Cavalry, also wrote his name on a wall in the same room. He was later wounded during the Battle of the Wilderness on May 5, 1864. He survived the war and lived until early in the twentieth century, residing for part of that time in Madison County. http://www.brandystationfoundation.com/historic_register.htm
Please keep me posted on any developments, I hope his true identity is cleared up.