Civil War


The Name’s not Always the Same: Why Some Civil War Battles Have a Couple Different Names 1

The Name’s not Always the Same: Why Some Civil War Battles Have a Couple Different Names We’ve all read about the bloodiest day in the American Civil War. It was September 17, 1862 when 23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing at the Battle of Antietam or is it the Battle of Sharpsburg? How about the very first major battle […]


Oh, Give Me a Home, Where the Old Soldiers Roam

By 1865, the Civil War raged on into an unprecedented fourth year. The United States soon found itself faced with yet another dilemma previously unknown to the country. There were a growing number of disabled veterans who were finding it difficult to care for themselves. With a lack of healthcare and the inability of family members to nurse these type […]


What Do You Know! My First Civil War Veteran! 2

I’ve had a MyHeritage membership off and on for the past two years and earlier this summer the website revealed my previously unknown Union veteran ancestor!  I was perusing my record matches and saw there was a newspaper article that popped up.  What could it be? It turns out it was a clue which revealed  my 3xGreat Grandfather, John Senn was […]


How MyHeritage Helped Me Find My Civil War Ancestor

I’ve had a MyHeritage membership off and on for the past two years and today I’m very excited to share that I’ve found my Civil War Ancestor!  Or at least the first that I’ve been able to confirm. After editing and publishing Cindy Freed’s “Ancestors in a Nation Divided” I was eager to find my connection to the Civil War, […]


Ancestors in A Nation Divided

I was so excited when I learned that my friend and colleague, Cindy Freed was having a book published. I met Cindy several years ago when I joined the Daughters of Union Civil War Veterans. One of the first DUV meetings I attended was held in Cindy’s home. When I told my mom where it was, she said, “You know […]


The Heritage Tourist does not forget the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War

The Heritage Tourist does not forget the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, commemorations that continue through 2013 and 2014. Have you participated in any activities this year? We don’t all live near where these events occur, but as we travel for our research or visiting family, be sure to check the schedules […]