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all over the space …

and the time Back on the day, I was absorbed in my own mini-liberation from almost-daily war posting. But at The American Civil War you can read the Texas proclamation that began the Juneteenth tradition. Back on the day, the … Continue reading

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lifesaving frost

From a Seneca County, New York newspaper in October 1864: DEATH OF LIEUT. HILLIS. – Lieut. D.D. Hillis, of the 3d N.Y. Artillery, died at Newbern, N.C. a few days since, of Yellow Fever. Lieut. Hillis was very generally known … Continue reading

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working furlough

At sometime during January 1864, 6,000 Union soldiers were bottlenecked in Elmira, New York waiting for trains south. Some of the soldiers were probably new recruits; others veterans returning from furlough. We read that out west General Grant was cancelling … Continue reading

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Cayuga in the City

On July 14, 1863 New York Governor Seymour requested recently mustered out two year volunteers from the Third Volunteer Artillery (Previously the 19th Infantry) to organize and go to New York City to help quell the draft riots. Men began … Continue reading

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Heading North … and Back South

More Two-Year Men Come Home; Captain Ashcroft Heads back South From a Seneca County, New York newspaper in May 1863: The return of the 19th Regiment. This Regiment returned to Auburn on Tuesday [May 23] last, having served out its … Continue reading

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“magnificence of war” no more

From a Seneca County, New York newspaper in May 1863: Coming Home. It has been definitely determined that the 33d Regiment, and the old 19th, (now the 3d N.Y. artillery) will be mustered out of service on the 22d inst. … Continue reading

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Coming Home

From a Seneca County, New York newspaper in April 1863: The 33d regiment will be mustered out of service on Friday the 22d of May. The boys ought to have a magnificent reception upon their return home. The old 19th, … Continue reading

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Death of an Irish woman

I’m not sure how much of a mystery the death turned out to be, but this story would seem to indicate that Union troops were finally getting paid and sending remittances back to their loved ones. From a Seneca County, … Continue reading

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Suprise Party

From a Seneca County, New York newspaper August 21, 1862: From the Third Artillery PRESENTATION OF A SABRE. Newbern, N.C., Aug. 16, 1862. Editor Courier: – Allow me, through your columns, to narrate a little incident which may not be … Continue reading

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TYPO from Bachelor’s Creek

Union “soldier mob” demolishes rebel shooter buildings; detachment sent to clean out guerrilla band. The 19th New York Volunteer Infantry completed its conversion to the 3rd New York Artillery and arrived in North Carolina in the spring of 1862. Here’s … Continue reading

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