This is the grave of Edwin Jemison. Born in 1844 in Milledgeville, Georgia, Jemison grew up in the slaveholding class. Like many southern slavers, the family invested in new lands.
As I mentioned a couple of weeks back, I am preparing to teach the Civil War course this fall. So this summer, I am doing more reading than usual in.
Private Joseph Harvey, Co. C, 149th New York Volunteers. Wounded at Chancellorsville, Virginia on May 3, 1863
Image of bread riot in Richmond, 1863. From Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. Grand reaping, indeed.
Ad from the Chicago Times, April 1865. This has long been my favorite ad in American history, but I didn't have any context until someone pointed me here. Too bad.
"Cumberland Landing, Va. Group of "contrabands" at Foller's house"
Wounded soldiers after the Battle of the Wilderness, May 1864
This is the grave of Andrew Jackson Hamilton. You can read the historical society biography above, but we'll go ahead and expand on this a bit. Hamilton was born in.