Salsbury Prison, North Carolina

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

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Spread the love…          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 read on…


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David Coon and Mary Ann (Adams)

David Coon: A Civil War story… and tragedy.

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Spread the love…           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 read on…


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Children of Antoine Labelle and Joséphine Périard (Périllard)

Can anyone help identify this mystery military uniform?

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Spread the love…          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 read on…


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Martha and Elam Dennis Matthews

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

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Spread the love…             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 read on…


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Joseph William Herve (Babe) Ducharme

Transcription: National Guard Discharge for Private Hervé Ducharme

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Spread the love…          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 read on…


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

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

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Spread the love…          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 read on…


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

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Spread the love…          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 read on…


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