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Willis' Texas Battalion was orginally part of Waul's Texas Legion; consisting of infantry, 6 companies of cavarly and artillery. Later the cavalry were seperated and identified…

Image, found in Confederate Casualty Reports: Page 4 · 01 Sep 2011 You

This card records that Private Major Williams of 2nd Light Artillery was among the few wounded Union soldiers from the Battle of Fort Pillow. These wounded soldiers were paroled…

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Union - Colored Troops Artillery: Page 22 · 21 Jun 2011 You

Pvt John C. (Jack) Simmons is mentioned in "River Run Red" page 260 as being badly wounded in his back and loaded on board the ship that carried wounded back to Mound City, IL.

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Union - TN: Page 4 · 16 Feb 2011 You

In the book "River Run Red", the author described Charles Macklin (or Mackley) as 6 Foot in height with cinnamon complexion and a white patch of hair on his temple. His body was…

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Union - Colored Troops 8th-13th Infantry: Page 1 · 12 Feb 2011 You

Samuel Ray also used the alias of Samuel Wray and Samuel Read according to references. See cards in this file; some have name struck out and "Ray" written over it.

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Union - TN: Page 2 · 11 Feb 2011 You

The Engineers of the 9th Tactical Air Command had their own unit (or shoulder) patch. It was similar to the 9th Air Force patch as it was shaped like a shield with a "9" and Air…

Image, found in WWII US Air Force Photos: Page 1 · 10 Feb 2011 You

Why don't you pick one specific topic. WWII is so broad. I assume you are interested in WWII Air Forces and air combat.

Memorial Page: WWII · 10 Feb 2011 You

Pvt David Carll was great-great-grandfather to Actress & ex-Miss America Vanessa Williams. See NBC-TV "Who do you think you are".

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Union - Colored Troops 26th-30th Infantry: Page 1 · 04 Feb 2011 You

In "River Run Red" page 297, it states that Philip Young of Company A, 6 USCHA, was captured during the Battle of Fort Pillow. It states that on the 13th day he escaped while at…

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Union - Colored Troops 8th-13th Infantry: Page 12 · 01 Feb 2011 You

Pvt. Ransom Parks' mother, Rachel F. Parks, was at Fort Pillow on the day of the Battle. She fled to safety aboard the gunboat "New Era". She was among a few of the women who…

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Union - Colored Troops 8th-13th Infantry: Page 10 · 30 Jan 2011 You

"River Run Red" on page 167 says a Charles Jackson was shot in the head during the Battle of Fort Pillow on April 12, 1864. There is some confusion on how it is written as it says…

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Union - Colored Troops 8th-13th Infantry: Page 11 · 29 Jan 2011 You

Correction to above. Re-checked records for both 6 US Colored Heavy Artillery and the 11 US Colored Troops and Elber/Albert Ingraham is not in those files. My confusion was…

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Union - Colored Troops Artillery: Page 20 · 29 Jan 2011 You

The heading of this identifies Albert Ingraham's unit as 6 US Colored Artillery, Company D. These files are for 2 US Colored Light Artillery. There is some confusion as a soldier…

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Union - Colored Troops Artillery: Page 20 · 29 Jan 2011 You

A section of 40 men of the 2nd US Colored Light Artillery were posted at Fort Pillow during the Battle on April 12, 1864. Most accounts report only 2 survivors. This record says…

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Union - Colored Troops Artillery: Page 8 · 29 Jan 2011 You

1-Sgt Henry F. Weaver was present at the Battle of Fort Pillow on April 12, 1864. He escaped captured by jumping into the Mississippi River. He was later promoted to Lieutenant.

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Union - Colored Troops 8th-13th Infantry: Page 11 · 29 Jan 2011 You

The NPS National Park Service site for Soldiers and Sailors includes a Prisoner data base for Andersonville. A search for a soldier named Rice found a James T. Rice. NPS…

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Union - TN: Page 8 · 26 Jan 2011 You

Lionel F. Booth accepted an officer's commission in a colored artillery unit that eventually became known as the 6th US Colored Heavy Arilltery. He attained the rank of Major and…

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Union - MO: Page 1 · 24 Jan 2011 You

"River Run Red" states that a John W. Long of 13 Tenn Cavalry(US) died in the SULTANA explosion. However his NARA records disagree and state he died and was buried at…

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Union - TN: Page 16 · 23 Jan 2011 You

The book "Loss of the Sultana; and Reminiscences of Survivors" includes the name of John Long of 3 Tenn Cavalry(US) as one who died in this marine disaster.

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Union - TN: Page 16 · 23 Jan 2011 You

"River Run Red", page 293, says John W. Long was the only prisoner from Fort Pillow who survived Andersonville to only die in the marine disaster of the explosion of the SULTANA…

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Union - TN: Page 8 · 23 Jan 2011 You