Battles in the East, Civil War Trivia

Wilderness Recap (Links)

It occurred to me that I wrote a LOT of posts about the Wilderness in this last blog series and they were a bit scattered between non-Wilderness posts. So, for the convenience of future readers, here are the links to each of these posts so you'll be able to find them in some reasonable order.… Continue reading Wilderness Recap (Links)

Battles in the East, Portraits of Privates

36th Massachusetts in the Wilderness – Francis Knowles

“August 6th, 1862, being enrolled as a member of the ‘Warren Phalanx’ at the age of 19 years, 4 months, and 28 days”, Francis W. Knowles began his new career as a soldier with the 36th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. On August 11th, they traveled by rail to Camp Wool, in Worchester. For a couple of… Continue reading 36th Massachusetts in the Wilderness – Francis Knowles