10/25/2012 12:42:55 PM
Woman treasured items from her father's Civil War experiences, including diaries with anecdotes of military life.
10/25/2012 12:36:39 PM
Stolen crock of butter broken during foraging raid; camp aide known for his cuss words.
10/25/2012 12:28:14 PM
Granddaughter learns of Union Army experiences not from her reticent grandfather but from her mother.
10/25/2012 12:19:47 PM
Girl received high marks in the subject of history by telling of her grandfather's experinces during the Civil War.
10/25/2012 12:12:53 PM
Woman served dinner to the generals of any army passing by; others sold homemade pies to soldiers.
10/25/2012 12:04:50 PM
Confession causes enough embarrassment to stop soldier from stealing from members of his regiment.
10/25/2012 12:00:04 PM
Soldier in the Civil War wrote home from Camp Natchez and from hospital at Vicksburg.
10/25/2012 11:54:07 AM
Soldiers liked blood pudding until they discovered what it was.
10/25/2012 11:46:35 AM
Troops without a food supply had to forage for food; chicken cooked with feathers put grandfather off stewed chicken for life.
10/25/2012 11:30:33 AM
Amusing stories included the capture of a fat pig and embarrassing the captain with leftover meat.
10/25/2012 11:22:38 AM
During the Civil War, soldiers found themselves trapped in an old fort with only rats to eat.
10/24/2012 11:33:47 PM
Finding God in the storms is often figurative, but if we take a moment to sit and watch nature, we begin to see and appreciate the power and might behind the universe.
10/24/2012 4:42:53 PM
After a sickness kept him at Fort Smith, man returns to unit only to encounter larger rattlesnake.
10/24/2012 4:37:36 PM
Man always had meat during the Civil War; after he dressed it, the officers took it.
10/24/2012 3:45:52 PM
During the Civil War, turkey draws Confederate Army soldier to stop marching and cook it over open fire.
10/24/2012 3:38:54 PM
Working as a teamster, young recruit recalls hauling loose gunpowder to front lines during the Civil War.
10/24/2012 3:33:23 PM
Iowa blacksmith, as a Union Army veteran, tells of stealing fresh meat during the Civil War.
10/24/2012 3:27:35 PM
After four years of campaigns during the Civil War, man recalls stealing beehive and honey to go with hardtack.
10/24/2012 3:19:49 PM
Family treasures diary excerpts, along with blue cap and discharge certificate, of corporal in the Union Army.
10/24/2012 3:13:57 PM
Last campaigns characterized by Union Army soldiers as a time of food shortages.
10/23/2012 4:25:49 PM
Man faces enemy on picket line, writes of the Civil War and Army life.
10/23/2012 4:20:39 PM
Tennessee River, Cumberland River sites of forts erected by Confederates; Fort Henry battle detailed in book.
10/23/2012 4:07:07 PM
Injured by a bullet in the knee at the Battle of Shiloh, man held prisoner at Andersonville for 11 months.
10/23/2012 4:01:50 PM
Battle of Champion Hill finds John Logan's volunteers in major fight against the Confederates during the War Between the States.
10/23/2012 3:51:32 PM
Great-grandfathers characterized beginning and end of the Civil War; one fought at Battle of Manassas.
10/22/2012 10:59:51 PM
Kids think they're getting splinters but they are mistaken.
10/22/2012 10:55:50 PM
An angry hen follows a girl to the outhouse and she tries to defend herself.
10/22/2012 10:50:55 PM
Woman is accompanied to the outhouse by some noisy friends.
10/22/2012 8:31:46 PM
Girls practice the Charleston in the outhouse away from the eyes of adults.
10/22/2012 8:27:57 PM
Girl hides in the outhouse to keep warm and is discovered.
10/22/2012 8:23:38 PM
Two girls miss the Fourth of July celebration because their dates called on them while they were "down the path."
10/22/2012 4:29:32 PM
Union Army surrenders at First Battle of Lexington after Confederates use wet bales as cover.
10/22/2012 4:07:32 PM
Battle of Perryville finds Confederate soldiers under command of Generals Kirby Smith and Braxton Bragg outmatched.
10/22/2012 3:58:12 PM
Man signs up to serve his new country; after he is wounded in battle, maggots save his leg.
10/22/2012 3:47:23 PM
Sitting in a rocking chair, girl hears Civil War stories from her grandfathter after family travels in covered wagon to reach Kansas claim of free land.
10/22/2012 3:36:53 PM
After seeing action at Vicksburg and other battles, man witnesses General Robert E. Lee and General Ulysses S. Grant at the surrender at Appomattox.
10/22/2012 3:23:38 PM
Flintlock rifle part of old man's equipment as a forager during the Civil War.
10/22/2012 10:48:59 AM
Naval man on leave in Australia is surprised by an aborigine.
10/22/2012 10:43:23 AM
Two brothers were reunited by chance on the island of Guam during the Second World War
10/22/2012 10:39:13 AM
Child tells the story of his father fighting in the Second World War and dying of battle fatigue.
10/22/2012 10:34:01 AM
Crewman recounts being thrown overboard by a typhoon during the second world war.
10/22/2012 10:27:03 AM
Soldier recounts experience with Japanese kamikaze attacks on an American fleet off the coast of Okinawa.
10/19/2012 9:05:39 PM
Often aging takes on a form of its own and can be categorized into seasons, each coming in its stark beauty, each staying only for a while.
10/19/2012 4:55:00 PM
Battle of Chancellorsville saw regiment from New York State lose flag bearer, another soldier picks up Old Glory.
10/19/2012 4:50:19 PM
Old Glory flew at Opequon, among the most important Civil War battles, near Winchester, Virignia.
10/18/2012 6:14:33 PM
The author's vacation takes a different path when he is summoned back home for his sister's funeral then his stepfather has a stroke.
10/18/2012 4:57:43 PM
Civil War music: Imagery in a song includes wounded soldiers.
10/18/2012 4:53:58 PM
Left for dead, Civil War veteran mourned, survives only to be buried again decades later.
10/18/2012 4:46:06 PM
Buddies fight for Confederate Army, dying young man asks friend to find his wife and marry her.
10/18/2012 4:32:42 PM
Bloomfield soldier finds General Lee's lost orders; Union Army capitalizes on information during Battle of Antietam.
10/18/2012 4:10:22 PM
Boy remembers Battle of Kirksville, Missouri, as town fights off Confederates.
10/16/2012 4:53:13 PM
Neighbors hear rumble of cannons as Union Army, Confederate Army battle at Wilson Creek.
10/16/2012 4:37:10 PM
Dunker church served as headquarters for Robert E. Lee, and as a hospital during battle.
10/16/2012 4:22:51 PM
Union Army, Confederate Army call a truce to skirmishes around water supply surrounded by limestone.
10/16/2012 4:08:33 PM
With no contact with the Confederates, man complained about walking all over the South.
10/16/2012 4:03:00 PM
Hip injury causes man pain for the rest of his life after serving in The Civil War as part of the Grand Army of the Republic.
10/16/2012 3:55:35 PM
Three teen-age brothers became Union soldiers; one dies of malaria, another dies at Vicksburg, and third survives Sherman's March to the Sea.
10/16/2012 3:48:55 PM
Grandparents' farm located along highways that lead to the site of the Battle of Gettysburg.
10/16/2012 3:32:37 PM
The Civil War took Ohio soldier on March to the Sea with Gen. William Sherman, as well to the Battle of Gettysburg.
10/16/2012 3:22:56 PM
Diary reveals fighting of Union soldiers at Bull Run and Antietam, and guard duty at Washington City.
10/15/2012 12:11:44 PM
$5,000 Prize Awarded to Three Companies in Alaska, California, and North Carolina for Serving Their Local Communities
10/12/2012 4:50:29 PM
Wisconsin soldier's Civil War letters home include talk of conditions and court-martialed generals.
10/12/2012 4:32:17 PM
Regiment of volunteers answer the call of President Abraham Lincoln; found eagles nest yields regiment mascot.
10/12/2012 11:13:42 AM
Learning how to grow onions also involves learning to cook with Vidalia onions.
10/12/2012 8:34:15 AM
The soul-sucking expanse of YouTube may have just redeemed itself with this video!
10/9/2012 4:51:45 PM
Power of prayer moves grandfather from front lines to army hospital to care for the wounded.
10/9/2012 4:39:59 PM
Two brothers endured the Civil War, and Grandfather had the good fortune to have his brother save him after battle.
10/9/2012 4:32:51 PM
Officer would shoot of guard fell asleep; man uses tobacco juice to stay away, causes eyesight problems.
10/9/2012 4:26:25 PM
Dark figure terrifies enlisted teen on sentry duty while with the Union Army.
10/9/2012 3:53:49 PM
The Civil War pits brother against brother as family members join Confederacy and the Union Army.
10/5/2012 3:41:39 PM
Parents and teen soon discover that the too young country boy is stuck in the Union Army.
10/5/2012 3:26:40 PM
Teen follows Sherman on March to the Sea after he goes to war for his older brother.
10/5/2012 3:20:23 PM
One brother was drafted into the Union Army, another brother joins Confederate Army before he deserted while on furlough.
10/5/2012 3:14:25 PM
Man enlists twice, first as a drummer boy, then as a member of a cavalry unit, and ends up in Andersonville both times.
10/5/2012 3:00:57 PM
Man joins infantry in Union Army, follows Sherman until discharge, then homesteads under grant signed by President Ulysses Grant.
10/5/2012 12:51:50 PM
Older Civil War soldiers in Grand Army of the Republic serve in Graybeard Regiment before honorable discharge.
10/5/2012 12:44:12 PM
Union officer meets recruit in secrecy in wheat field before recruit crosses Platte River and Missouri River to join regiment.
10/5/2012 12:18:48 PM
Man receives honorable discharge and pension after the Civil War, according to family history.
10/5/2012 12:12:02 PM
Woman's brothers enlisted in Union Army, while her shoemaker husband was conscripted.
10/5/2012 12:05:19 PM
After parental consent was given, boy joins Union Army's artillery division where scrap iron often took the place of ammunition for cannons.
10/5/2012 11:40:17 AM
Drummer boy finds snare drum as Civil War soldiers discover cache of destroyed musical instruments.
10/5/2012 11:34:08 AM
Man joins Pennsylvania regiment at beginning of the Civil War, returns, then joins a second regiment and lives through the Battle of the Wilderness as well as Gettysburg.
10/4/2012 3:29:43 PM
After he enlisted in Union Army and served three years, he returns carrying armload of firewood.
10/4/2012 2:55:49 PM
Passed over as bugle boy, teen joins Union Army and sees surrender at Appomattox court house.
10/4/2012 2:41:45 PM
A honeymoon, a gunboat filled with armaments, and supplying the Union Army was part of couple's history.
10/4/2012 2:32:40 PM
Coming of their trenches, Union soldiers and Confederate soldiers often exchanged chewing tobacco and other items.
10/4/2012 2:24:51 PM
Grandfather served with Union soliders while his brother was with the Confederate Army.
10/4/2012 2:19:19 PM
Young man joins Union soldiers to defend the capitol of Washington, D.C., then joins command at Memphis, Tennessee.
10/4/2012 2:09:12 PM
Homesteaders of the year share their triumphs and struggles of becoming more self-sufficient.
10/4/2012 2:09:09 PM
Last of the Union soldiers who were President Abraham Lincoln's last bodyguard toured White House and Lincoln Memorial during observance of Lincoln's birthday.
10/3/2012 4:51:39 PM
Heirloom varieties are being studied for wheat characteristics such as disease resistance.
10/3/2012 4:36:24 PM
USDA website finds local farmers’ markets increase in nation as locavores search for healthy foods.
10/3/2012 4:05:14 PM
FFA chapters receive grants to work on environmental projects such as a recycling center.
10/3/2012 2:45:12 PM
A Maine farm and vineyard delivers local food to customers’ front doors by horse-drawn wagon.
10/3/2012 1:53:22 PM
Farm development and successful farming depend on farm programs to help beginning farmers and ranchers.
10/2/2012 10:00:50 AM
Hank remembers sledding as a kid, and bringing that joy to his own children.
9/28/2012 4:52:34 PM
A girl is embarrassed after being asked out after using the outhouse.
9/28/2012 4:47:38 PM
An elderly man hides in the outhouse to avoid a trip.
9/28/2012 4:47:21 PM
Treasure trove of family's history tells tale of woman who went blind nursing her husband on sick leave during the Civil War.
9/28/2012 4:44:15 PM
Two girls scared of being home alone passed time in the outhouse.