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This Land is Our Land

This Land is Our Land

The drawing above is from the book by Richardson entitled Beyond the Mississippi, From the Great River to the Great Ocean.  The illustrator is G.W. Crane. The artwork was made available through this website.   In that website it notes the following in...
If I had a Wagon…

If I had a Wagon…

Marshall and Amanda needed money to carry them to their new life in the Territory of Colorado. A reasonable amount to do this, along with all the contingencies, would be somewhere between $750 and $1,250.  They probably saved every penny they...
Boston

Boston

A Violin On June 8, 1865, the Old Vermont Brigade marched down Pennsylvania Avenue in a Grand Review where they marched down Pennsylvania Avenue before the president.  The parade was over but their service time was not.  They would wait patiently for...
Whiskey, Quinine, and Hot Rocks

Whiskey, Quinine, and Hot Rocks

The Shenandoah Valley Campaign           The beautiful Shenandoah Valley had great strategic value to the south during the Civil War.  It served as a Confederate breadbasket and the northeasterly and downhill trend of...
A Most Abominable Dress

A Most Abominable Dress

The Overland Campaign – 1864              President Lincoln had appointed General Ulysses Grant as Commander-in-Chief of the Armies of the United States.  General Grant envisioned a strategy that...
Shoe Peggers

Shoe Peggers

         About the same time Amanda learned of her Uncle Almon’s death, Marshall appears to have learned that his older brother George, a Union soldier with the New Hampshire 7th was missing in action.   Let’s step back for a minute...