David Coon and Mary Ann (Adams)

David Coon: A Civil War story… and tragedy.

I spent a great deal of time transcribing the typewritten copies of handwritten letters of David Coon to his wife and children from Confederate prison, marking the days until his subsequent death from disease. The original transcriptions were completed by his son, Dr. William B. Coon in 1913, one for each family member. My father-in-law now holds one of the read on…

Children of Antoine Labelle and Joséphine Périard (Périllard)

Can anyone help identify this mystery military uniform?

UPDATE Today I received a response to one of my many inquiries, trying to get information about this uniform. This one was from the War Museum of Canada and stated:   FW: cortrack #3906 CWM – Contact Us Web Form: General Information or Questions Arlene Doucette ([email protected])To: [email protected] Cc: Nancy Lauzière Dear Ms Blythe, Thank you for your enquiry. The read on…

Martha and Elam Dennis Matthews

Transcription: The Spanish American War Diary of William Dennis Matthews Sr.

  The following is a transcription of the Spanish American War Diary of William Dennis Matthews Sr. W. D. Matthews was the son of Elam Dennis Matthews.   Anything of which I’m not sure is in [square brackets]. PLEASE NOTE: This post is an exact transcription of the original document and contains language some readers may find offensive.   W. read on…

Transcription: Adjutant General’s letter re David Coon’s death.

The following is my transcription of a letter from the Adjutant General’s office regarding David Coon’s death during the Civil War.   Adjutant General’s Office Washington, D. C. June 5th, 1865. Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from your Office of application for Pension No. 89.92.5, and to return it herewith, with such information as is furnished read on…

Joseph William Herve (Babe) Ducharme

Transcription: National Guard Discharge for Private Hervé Ducharme

Following is my transcription of the National Guard Discharge for Private Hervé Ducharme. NATIONAL GUARD OF THE UNITED STATES and of the State of New Hampshire to all whom it may concern: This is to Certify, that Hervé Ducharme, Private, First Class, Battery ‘A’, 172d Field Artillery, National Guard as a Testimonial of Honest and Faithful Serve, is hereby HONORABLY read on…

Land Warrant Care of William B. Coon and David Coon.

Transcription: War of 1812 Land Warrant Card for William B. Coon

Below is my transcription of the War of 1812 Land Warrant Card for William B. Coon No. 49954     40 acres. ACT OF SEPT. 28, 1850. Issued to Wm. B. Coon Priv: Capt. Fillmore’s Co., N. York, Ma. War of 1812 Located at Menasha 40 Wis Located by David Coon, ??? Patented April 15, 1856 Recorded Vol. 308 Page 31 1761286 read on…

Civil War dead are honored by planting 620,000 trees.

To honor the 150th anniversary of the civil war, holes are being dug in the grass median about an hour south the Mason-Dixon Line to plan oak, cedar, maple and dogwood trees. Approximately 740,000 soldiers are estimated to have died during the civil war’s short span of four years. This number is questionable because of poorly kept records and it read on…