”The dead continue to live by way of the resurrection we give them in telling their stories” -Stories of Real Human Beings Make History Powerful, Photographs Make it Immediate.
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 photos and the period in cultural history that began just after the civil war. The historical info, photos and documents in 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 and ethical values of the people of the 1800's to the standards of today.
Every effort is taken to remember the men and women of the Union and Confederacy equally with dignity and respect.
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.
Zachariah Fleming Jones, Mosby’s Ranger Date: ca. 1864 & later
Zachariah Fleming Jones enlisted in Company D, 43rd Battalion Virginia Cavalry, Mosby’s Command in 1864 at the age of seventeen. He was a dashing figure in his Confederate uniform, and in later years, Zack often spoke of the daring exploits and narrow escapes of Mosby and his men. Mosby’s Rangers included some of the best horsemen in the country, who frequently traveled by night on raids about the countryside. Again and again, Zack’s horses were wounded under him. During a March 1865 battle at Tyson’s Corner, Virginia, Jones narrowly escaped death when his horse reared up and took the bullet intended for his rider. Zachary Jones was paroled at Columbia, Virginia, at war’s end and spent the rest of his life in Scottsville. Story Here: http://scottsvillemuseum.com/war/gettysburg/home.html
Permission to post photos here by Jones’ Great Grandson Mr Bob Ash