West was born in Alabama in 1818. He received an irregular education before having to leave school at the age of 14.
Thursday April 18 1861
DAUNTLESS DEFENDERS DARE DISPLEASURE
In response to Lincoln’s call for militia, Pennsylvania sent five companies. Known as the “First Defenders” the men departed from Philadelphia to Washington,
Wanda Fox Bryant still has the sugar bowl her mother carried with her when forced to abandon her family home in the 1941.
During the Civil War, Macon, Ga., was one of the South’s most active military industrial complexes, daily turning out huge amounts of small arms ammunition, artillery shells, rifle stocks and cannons
“As Lincoln might say, it is ‘altogether fitting and proper’ that we discuss the Civil War today,”
The unclaimed remains of veterans of the Civil War and both World Wars that were discovered in the vaults of a funeral home group will be inurned next week in a northeastern Indiana cemetery.
David Emmons, who grew up on a farm near Webberville, was 22 when he enlisted in the Grand Army of the Republic in January of 1864.