|Joseph H. Ruberry grave, 2010|
As with almost all wars, World War II perhaps being an exception, both sides expected the conflict to be a quick one--with their side of course emerging victorious. But the war, America's bloodiest, lasted four years.
Below you will find my many posts about our Civil War.
This entry is dedicated to my great-great grandfather, Pvt. Patrick Curran, 5th Pennsylvania Cavalry, and my great-grandfather, Pvt. Joseph Henry Ruberry, 23rd Illinois Infantry. Joseph, who lived a long life after the war ended, is buried in Calvary Cemetery in Evanston, Illinois.
|Marathon Pundit at Vicksburg, 2008|
Vicksburg Battlefield, Part One
Vicksburg Battlefield, Part Two, State Memorials
Vicksburg Battlefield, Part Three, Illinois Memorial
Vicksburg Battlefield, Part Four, The USS Cairo
Vicksburg Battlefield Part Five
Memorial Day--a time to remember
Shiloh Part One
Shiloh Part Two
|Marathon Pundit and friend, 2008|
Shiloh Part Four
Thirty hours in Lincoln's Springfield, Illinois
"My earliest recollection is of the Knob Creek place"
Abraham Lincoln birthplace site
Abraham Lincoln birthplace site's log cabin
Jonesboro, site of the third Lincoln-Douglas Debate
The only statue of Lincoln in military dress is in Dixon, Illinois
Stephen A. Douglas Tomb in Chicago
|Northwestern Illinois, 2009|
The Battle of Tupelo
Midwestern Presidential Pathway: Where Grant worked as a clerk
Midwestern Presidential Pathway: Ulysses S. Grant Home
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