This day in the Civil War History....a coincidence??

Mango ManMango Man Posts: 11,102 AG
115th Regiment
Pennsylvania Volunteers
Company D

Warner, C.A. Private September 20, 1862 3 Transferred to Company D, 110th Regiment, P.V., June 22, 1864

110th Regiment
Pennsylvania Volunteers
Company D

Warner, Christ. A. Private September 20, 1862 3 Transferred to 149th Company, 2d Batt., Veteran Reserve Corps; discharged by General Order, June 29, 1865


This was my Dads grandfather. My dad was deeply fascinated by the Civil War and could have been considered a C.W. Historian by any credentialed Civil War Historian such as Foote, McPherson, Pohanka et al.....

My Dad passed 3 years ago today, June 29th, the same day his GF was discharged. A coincidence??

Love and miss ya Dad. :angel


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Abraham Lincoln

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  • CalusaCalusa Posts: 11,881 Officer
    Pretty unique coincidence Jeff. God Bless. :angel

    Here's a cool song written by Steve Earle about the Civil War.

    I am Kilrain and I'm a fightin' man and I come from County Clare
    And the Brits would hang me for a Fenian so I took me leave of there
    And I crossed the ocean in the "Arrianne" the vilest tub afloat
    And the captain's brother was a railroad man and he met us the boat
    So I joined up with the 20th Maine like I said my friend I'm a fighting man
    And we're marchin' south in the pouring rain and we're all goin' down to Dixieland
    I am Kilrain of the 20th Maine and we fight for Chamberlain
    ‘Cause he stood right with us when the Johnnies came like a banshee on the wind
    When the smoke cleared out of Gettysburg many a mother wept
    For many a good boy died there, sure, and the air smelted just like death

    I am Kilrain of the 20th Maine and I'd march to hell and back again
    For Colonel Joshua Chamberlain - we're all goin' down to Dixieland

    I am Kilrain of the 20th Maine and I **** all gentlemen
    Whose only worth is their father's name and the sweat of a workin' man
    Well we come from the farms and the city streets and a hundred foreign lands
    And we spilled our blood in the battle's heat
    Now we're all Americans

    I am Kilrain of the 20th Maine and did I tell you friend I'm a fightin' man
    And I'll not be back this way again, ‘cause we're all goin' down to Dixieland
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  • Grady-ladyGrady-lady Posts: 5,282 Admiral
    Mango Man wrote: »
    115th Regiment
    Pennsylvania Volunteers
    Company D

    Warner, C.A. Private September 20, 1862 3 Transferred to Company D, 110th Regiment, P.V., June 22, 1864

    110th Regiment
    Pennsylvania Volunteers
    Company D

    Warner, Christ. A. Private September 20, 1862 3 Transferred to 149th Company, 2d Batt., Veteran Reserve Corps; discharged by General Order, June 29, 1865


    This was my Dads grandfather. My dad was deeply fascinated by the Civil War and could have been considered a C.W. Historian by any credentialed Civil War Historian such as Foote, McPherson, Pohanka et al.....

    My Dad passed 3 years ago today, June 29th, the same day his GF was discharged. A coincidence??

    Love and miss ya Dad. :angel

    Your great-grandfather was a YANKEE?!?
    That's okay, so was one of mine, and so is mr gl.

    It is a shame that so much history from the Civil War (in Massachusetts it's called 'War of the Rebellion'), has been distorted, or glossed over, or ignored. Your father would have understood how, when standing at the top of Henry Hill on a bright, clear day, one can still sometimes smell the powder burning.

    A fanciful song, but with a little truth...

    "The ladies wore their brightest shawls.
    the gentlemen were gay.
    They came to see their Yankee boys
    whip ol' Vir-gin-eye-a"

    "We said 'We'll run 'em thru Atlanta',
    and to Galveston Bay.
    But they ran us back to Washington,
    and Phil-a-delph-eye-a."

    [video=youtube_share;S2pEVavSDy0]

    Rest in peace, Mango's Dad. :angel
    I find my peace out on the sand...Beside the sea, not beyond or behind. R.A. Britt

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