Author Archives: Dick Stanley

About Dick Stanley

Retired Texas daily newspaperman

More Miniatures

The 28mm Thirteenth on the march, judging from their right-shoulder arms. Via an Arizona wargamer’s blog.

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The Yankee leader of the Regimental Band

Professor T. Dwight Nutting, a Vermont native and Ohio college graduate who was teaching music in Mississippi when he organized the regimental brass band in 1861. In the spring of 1862 the ensemble performed to acclaim from the Army of … Continue reading

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Alamutcha Infantry Uniform

The provenance here is missing, and the Alamutchas of Lauderdale County were only Company A until the 1862 reorganization (when they became Company E until the war ended) but I like the tricorn hat with the star. Unless the wounded fellow kneeling … Continue reading

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Tin Soldier: Another Barksdale

Not at his most flattering, this tin representation of General B. and three of his 13th Infantry Regiment at Gettysburg. At least they got his bald top and long side hair right.

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New Brit site on the 13th at First Manassas

“The messenger sent to General Longstreet returned and informed me that the General said there was a regiment in the pines to my left which had been ordered to report to him, and that I could take that regiment instead … Continue reading

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Another charging Barksdale

Seems unlikely Gen. B would lead a charge with his hat, as this painting by Western artist Gary Lynn Roberts has it. But there have been other fanciful notions about him. More troubling would be his rather short hair on … Continue reading

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Reprise: The Journey: Kingsmill Wharf to Lee’s Mill

The Spartan Band diarist Albert Wymer Henley on Wednesday, April 9, 1862: “About 4 p.m. we landed at ‘Kings Mills’ on the James River when under a drenching rain and in places nearly knee deep, we proceeded to march about … Continue reading

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A Very Jewish Civil War

Up to now the only source for Jewish Confederate soldiers, besides considering surnames on rosters, has been attorney Simon Wolf’s 1895 The American Jew as Patriot, Soldier and Citizen, available here. Altogether about 10,000 names: 7,000 Union and the rest … Continue reading

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