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Gone Hollywood

150 years ago today thousands of Richmond residents converged on Hollywood cemetery to decorate the graves of Confederate war dead. Although a riot broke out in Richmond on May 11th, the Times’ HENRICO correspondent emphasized that the city was peaceful … Continue reading

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Letter from Malvern Hill

According to Civil War clippings at the Seneca Falls public library, the 8th New York Calvary was home on furlough in March 1864 and H.B. Compson, one of the regiment’s members from Seneca County, had recently been promoted. Back at … Continue reading

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Jayhawking With the Convict Regiment

The last we heard from the 19th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment they had moved from drill camp in the District of Columbia to Martinsburg in current West Virginia. They arrived on July 8th. Their purpose was to bolster General … Continue reading

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