Truman Head ( California Joe) 1st U.S. Sharpshooters

The famous US sharpshooter of the civil war

General William T. Sherman

Born in Lancaster, Ohio February 8, 1820, William Tecumseh was the son of Charles Robert and Mary Sherman. Charles Robert was a successful lawyer who sat on the Ohio Supreme Court, and whose untimely death in 1829 left his widow with eleven children and no inheritance. Nine year old William was adopted into the familyContinue reading “General William T. Sherman”

Civil War Artillery

On the last day of the battle of Gettysburg Before the famous charge, an artillery barrage was to soften up the Union troops on Cemetery Ridge. While the rebel forces lay in the woods on the opposite end of the long sloping field, the artillery started. At almost exactly 1 p.m. two shots were firedContinue reading “Civil War Artillery”