Category Archives: Genealogy

My ancestor at Shiloh: A photo essay

On this day 149 years ago, my great-great-great-grandfather, 1st Lt. David Poindexter Reeves of Company C, 28th Tennessee Infantry (2nd Mountain Volunteers), CSA, died in valiant battle near Shiloh Church in Hardin County, Tennessee.  At age 43 and before the … Continue reading

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The SUVCW: Legacy as a function of ancestry

A couple of weeks ago, Columbia, SC marked the anniversary of the town’s 1865 burning, called “The Longest Days”, with a mini-history festival at the State Museum.  Groups with booths and exhibits included the SC Archives, some reenactors, several other local … Continue reading

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Not just a book review: My Diary North and South

I recently finished reading William Howard Russell’s My Diary North and South, though my edition is an older one (1954, edited by Fletcher Pratt). It was a purchase I made at a used book store not too long ago, and I … Continue reading

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Men aren’t what they used to be

Today, I checked out a book from the USC (that’s South Carolina) library that contains biographical sketches of people in my (mostly collateral) family tree. I was thrilled to find this volume was available, as it deals with mostly Tennessee … Continue reading

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