Monthly Archives: February 2007

Martin Surname

Martin is an extremely common name throughout the English-speaking world and, in its many variants form, throughout Europe, stemming from a diminutive of the Latin Martius, the god of war. its popularity is largely due to the widespread fame of the fourth-century saint, Martin of Tours. In Ireland, the surname may be of English,, Scottish or native Irish origin. The best-known Martins, powerful in west Galway and Galway city for centuries were of English extraction, having arrived with the Normans. They claim descent form Oliver Martin who fought in the Crusades.

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Leonard Travis Cranford (CSA)

Leonard Travis Cranford12th Regiment of Alabama Infantry Civil War Service Record L. T. (Trav) Cranford actually had two enlistment's in the 12th Alabama. The first started in March 12, 1862. He enlisted at Coosa County, Alabama to serve 3 years … Continue reading

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Civil War Ancestors

There is no other legend quite like the Confederate fighting man. He reached the end of his haunted road long ago. He fought for a star-crossed cause and in the end he was beaten, but as he carried his slashed red battle flag into the dusky twilight of the Lost Cause he marched straight into a legend that will live as long as the American people care to remember anything about the American past.

–Bruce Canton

No symbol or reference in these pages to the old South or the War Between the States is meant to offend anyone. Nor is this site meant to be an examination for the causes and reasons for that war. Whatever motivated men from the South to fight was a product of their age and times. Most fought in defense of their families and homes because a Northern army had invaded what they considered to be their country. This is simply meant to be the historical record of those men. The uncommon bravery of men on both sides of that horrible conflict should not be forgotten, regardless of their motivation to fight.

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North Carolina Confederate Units

North Carolina Confederate Units 6th Regiment of North Carolina Cavalry 37th Regiment of North Carolina Infantry 38th Regiment of North Carolina Infantry Sixth North Carolina Cavalry 65th North Carolina State Troops How to Order a Copy of the Printed History … Continue reading

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Logan Service

2nd Alabama Cavalry Regiment The Second Alabama Cavalry Regiment was organized at Montgomery on 1 May 1862. It proceeded to West Florida and operated there about ten months, engaging in several skirmishes. Ordered to north Mississippi, the regiment was placed … Continue reading

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George Washington Haile

Civil War Service Record George Washington "Jolly" HaileCompany A, 11th Regiment Tennessee Infantry This company was known at various times as Captain White's Company, Company G and Company A, 11th Regiment Tennessee Infantry. The 11th Regiment Tennessee Infantry was organized … Continue reading

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Civil War – Chronology of Events

Chronology of Events Underline type= Union victory. Bold type= Confederate victory.Italic type= non-confrontational event or non-decisive battle. The War Begins 1861 January The South SecedesWhen Abraham Lincoln, a known opponent of slavery, was elected president, the South Carolina legislature perceived … Continue reading

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Battle Reports

11th Regiment Tennessee Infantry Murfreesborough | Chickamauga DECEMBER 26, 1862-JANUARY 5, 1863.–The Stone's River or Murfreesborough, Tenn., Campaign.No. 292.–Report of Lieut. Col. William Thedford, Eleventh Tennessee Infantry. 1863. On Wednesday, at daylight,, the Eleventh Tennessee Regiment, Col. G. W. Gordon … Continue reading

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Battle of Antietam

BATTLES OF SHARPSBURG (ANTIETAM) AND SOUTH MOUNTAIN 14-17 September 1862 THE ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA General Robert E. Lee, CSA, Commanding LONGSTREET'S CORPS (Maj. Gen. James Longstreet) McLaws' Division (Maj. Gen. Lafayette McLaws) Kershaw's Brigade (Brig. Gen. Joseph B. Kershaw) … Continue reading

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12th Alabama Infantry Regiment

12th Alabama Infantry Regiment Seven Pines, Malvern Hill, Boonsboro, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancorsville, Gettysburg, The Wilderness, Petersburg, Appomattox The Commanders The 12th Alabama Regiment was organized at Richmond in July 1861, with members from Montgomery and Mobile, and Coffee, Coosa, De … Continue reading

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