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‘Such A Splendid Soldier’
Fitz John Porter’s arrival at the U.S. Military Academy in 1841 gave him a perfect opportunity to erase the black mark his alcoholic father had left on his family’s name, and he made the most of it. Only a quarter of the young men who reported to Wes
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Pomp And Circumstance
The six stereoviews on these pages, taken in November 1861, show the 1st Massachusetts Volunteer Cavalry assembling at Camp Brigham in Readville, Mass., roughly two months after volunteer cavalry companies—nearly all drawn from state militia—began to
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Tragic Inspiration
The 1860s witnessed a great deal of new and unique firearm designs. While not formally adopted by the U.S. Military, the Model 1863 Lindsay rifle-musket is truly one-of-a-kind for the period. Patented on October 9, 1860, by John Parker Lindsay, the w