Echoes Through Time

Echoes Through Time The ONLY Civil War Museum and Learning Center in Western NY. We have a large reference library for research, We do educational, history programs & tours
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The ONLY Civil War Museum and Learning Center in Western New York.

Mission: To help Education those who are interested in the War Between the States era, and to help promote - Battlefield Preservation & awareness

🎖 honor pride respect not to be destroyed. Glad to donate
07/05/2020

🎖 honor pride respect not to be destroyed. Glad to donate

Many loyal supporters joined together to create this beautiful rose flag wreath, on display now at Mount Vernon! Each rose represents a generous gift that helps restore Washington’s iconic estate, honor his legacy, and support engaging education programs. Thanks to all who donated to Mount Vernon, and please share to show your support today. mountvernon.org/donate #MountVernonJuly4 🇺🇸

06/10/2020

National Register of Women’s Service in the Civil War (NRWSCW) – Woman of the Month
American Civil War Royalty

Agnes Elisabeth, Princess zu Salm-Salm
The prince then served in the Prussian army during the Franco-Prussian War, while the princess resumed her role as volunteer nurse. She again “stole like a magpie” in support of gravely wounded and dying soldiers. When the King of Prussia accidentally came across the princess raiding his personal cellars for buckets of wine for her patients, he gave her leave to plunder his kitchens as much as she pleased. Widowed during the war, to the rest of her life, she continued active support of humanitarian causes. Having used her personal funds to support these causes, she died impoverished, in Karlsruhe, Germany, on 21 December 1912. Her life as a volunteer nurse through three wars was chronicled in her memoir “Ten Years of My Life”.

06/09/2020

National Register of Women’s Service in the Civil War (NRWSCW) – Woman of the Month
American Civil War Royalty part 3 of 4

Agnes Elisabeth, Princess zu Salm-Salm
After the American Civil War, her husband served in the joint European army supporting his relative, the ill-fated Emperor Maximilian von Hapsburg of Mexico, in the Mexican Civil War. Princess zu Salm-Salm, who had, in an arduous journey, made her way alone to join her husband in Mexico, won world-wide renown for her attempts to save Maximilian’s life from execution by the victorious republican forces of Benito Juarez. Maximilian was not spared; however, in recognition of her courage, Juarez released her husband from captivity, and the couple returned to his home in Europe.

06/08/2020

National Register of Women’s Service in the Civil War (NRWSCW) – Woman of the Month
American Civil War Royalty ~ part 2 of 4

Agnes Elisabeth, Princess zu Salm-Salm
She was a distant relative of President Lincoln, and, at the outset of the American Civil War, the acclaimed equestrienne was a star of Washington social activities. Early in the war, she met and married Prince Felix Constantin Alexander Johann Nepomuk Marie zu Salm-Salm, of the Imperial House of Hapsburg, who was serving as a colonel, later brigadier general, in the US Army. It was a true love match, and the intrepid princess accompanied her husband with his unit, serving as a volunteer nurse. She was well-known for her skills as a “dog robber,” rifling through wagons of officers’ personal equipment – including that of her husband - to find supplies for wounded troops. She was admired for her beauty, humanity, humility, spirit, graciousness and great humor.

National Register of Women’s Service in the Civil War (NRWSCW) – Woman of the Month  Part 1 of 4American Civil War Royal...
06/07/2020

National Register of Women’s Service in the Civil War (NRWSCW) – Woman of the Month Part 1 of 4
American Civil War Royalty

Agnes Elisabeth, Princess zu Salm-Salm


Born Agnes Elisabeth Winona Leclerc Joy on Christmas Day 1844, in Franklin, Vermont, Agnes, Princess zu Salm-Salm played a heroic role in the American Civil War and later in the Mexican Civil War and the Franco-Prussian War. Not only was she one of the very few women who received an honorary US Army commission – as a captain – but, for her nursing and humanitarian services, she later received the Prussian Army’s Medal of Honor.

Civil War Themed Graphic NovelsCartoonist Marek Bennett is drawing a multi-volume series of epic graphic novels, The Fre...
06/06/2020
The Freeman Colby Series

Civil War Themed Graphic Novels

Cartoonist Marek Bennett is drawing a multi-volume series of epic graphic novels, The Freeman Colby Series, using letters and diaries to tell the story of Freeman Colby, a Union soldier from New Hampshire. The lives of Civil War nurses such as Sarah Low and Fannie Dawson also feature prominently.

Freeman Colby Vol. 2 has been nominated for two major awards this spring: Excellence in Graphic Literature ("Best in Young Adult / Non-Fiction) and the National Cartoonists Society Reuben Award ("Best Graphic Novel").

For more information, visit his website, https://marekbennett.com/freeman-colby-series/

A graphic novel epic of the American Civil War… Drawn from the diaries & letters of the real people who lived it! Vol. 1 : 1861-62 ➤A Yankee schoolteacher goes to war! Drawn from Freeman …

Robert E. Lee Camp 1640, Sons of Confederate Veterans
06/03/2020

Robert E. Lee Camp 1640, Sons of Confederate Veterans

Today, we salute and honor the first and only President of the Confederate States of America, Jefferson Davis, born this day in 1808.

Jefferson Finis Davis, the first and only President of the Confederate States of America, was a planter, politician and soldier born in Kentucky and raised in Mississippi. Davis was the tenth and youngest child of Revolutionary War soldier Samuel Davis and his wife Jane Cook Davis (Finis in Latin means final—the couple wanted no more children after Jefferson). Born June 3, 1808, he was heavily influenced by his oldest brother, Joseph, who saw to it that he was well educated. Davis attended college in Kentucky at Transylvania before entering the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1824. As a military cadet, Davis’ performance was only adequate. When he graduated in 1828 he placed twenty-third in a class of thirty-four. He went on to serve briefly in the Black Hawk War in 1832. While stationed under Colonel Zachary Taylor (future President of the United States) the following year, he met the colonel’s daughter, Sarah. Jefferson Davis married her in 1835 against her father’s wishes. Sadly, the couple came down with bad cases of malaria only three months after the wedding, and the young bride died.

Jefferson Davis led a secluded life for the next eight years on his cotton plantation at Davis Bend, Mississippi. A slaveholder, Davis firmly believed in the importance of the institution of slavery for the South. In 1845 he married his second wife, Varina Howell, a young woman eighteen years old. Jefferson and Varina Davis eventually had six children—two girls and four boys—but only their daughters lived into adulthood.

In the same year, 1845, Mississippi sent Davis to the U.S. House of Representatives. His Congressional term was short, however. He resigned in June 1846 to fight in the Mexican War where he led his troops valiantly at the battles of Monterrey and Buena Vista. He was offered a promotion to brigadier general in 1847 but refused it when he was elected to the U.S. Senate.

In 1853, President Franklin Pierce appointed Davis U.S. Secretary of War where he served with distinction and was recognized as one of the most capable administrators to hold the office. In 1857, Davis returned to the Senate as a vocal proponent of states rights. He formally withdrew from the U.S. Senate on January 21, 1861 after Mississippi seceded from the Union.

One month later, the Confederate Congress in Montgomery, Alabama selected Jefferson Finis Davis to become the provisional President of the Confederacy. He was inaugurated for a six-year term as President on February 22 of the following year. Davis’ appointment was largely political; he was a compromise candidate chosen to appease both the moderate and radical factions in the Congress. Davis, however, did not want the job. He had hoped for a military command.

Initially, Davis was a popular President with the Southern people. He had a dignified bearing, a distinguished military record, extensive experience in political affairs, and—most importantly—a dedication to the Confederate cause. Unfortunately for Davis, these attributes were not enough to triumph over the harsh challenges posed by his new position. His early popularity was a result of war fervor and he did not have the personality necessary to sustain it. He was impatient with people who disagreed with him, and he had the unfortunate habit of awarding prominent posts to leaders who appeared unsuccessful. Davis’ loyalty to these people led to bickering and quarrels throughout his administration. In addition, he was plagued by chronic illness.

Davis’ popularity and effectiveness were not enhanced by the growing numbers of Confederate defeats in the latter years of the War. On April 2, 1865, he and the other members of the Confederate government were forced to flee from Richmond before the advancing Union Army. The Confederate President was captured by Northern soldiers near Irwinville, Georgia on May 10, 1865.

Jefferson Davis was imprisoned at Fort Monroe, Virginia for two years. He was never tried for treason, but was released on bond in May 1867. After being released, Davis and his family traveled for some time in Europe before returning to the American South. They first took up residence in Tennessee then relocated to the Mississippi gulf coast where Davis lived out his retirement years at an estate called Beauvoir near Biloxi. Mississippi tried to return him to the U.S. Senate, but he was not legally qualified to serve since he refused to request an official pardon from the United States for his role in the War for Southern Independence. Like many of his contemporaries, Davis wrote about his wartime experiences. Entitled The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, his two-volume book was published in 1881.

Jefferson Finis Davis died in New Orleans, Louisiana on December 6, 1889. The year before his death the former President of the Confederate States of America beseeched the young men of Mississippi to “lay aside all rancor, all bitter sectional feeling, and to make your places in the ranks of those who will bring about a consummation devoutly to be wished—a reunited country.”

Deo Vindice!

Civil War Times Magazine
05/31/2020

Civil War Times Magazine

#OnThisDay in 1864, the Battle of Cold Harbor, Va., begins. https://trib.al/XFfm6Vk

The Civil War Round Table Congress sponsors a series of live presentations. Each presentation, hosted on Zoom, requires ...
05/31/2020
CWRT Congress

The Civil War Round Table Congress sponsors a series of live presentations. Each presentation, hosted on Zoom, requires registration. To be placed on the distribution list and receive notice of lectures, contact the CWRT-C at http://www.cwrtcongress.org/. Upcoming presentations include one by SWCW- associated author Janet Croon, which is specifically focused upon the life of children during the war. Register for presentations at www.CWRTCongress.org/lectures.html.

Visit The National Civil War Museum on YouTube!  Although the Museum is currently closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, t...
05/30/2020
The National Civil War Museum

Visit The National Civil War Museum on YouTube! Although the Museum is currently closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, they are busy uploading their catalog of lectures. Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChzZS4t8cZN2L2qPEIzBdwA

The only museum in The United States that portrays the entire story of the American Civil War. History is preserved in equally balanced presentations that ar...

The Horace H. Lurton Papers at the Library of Congressare now available online. Horace H. Lurton (1844-1914) served in t...
05/29/2020
About this Collection  | Horace H. Lurton Papers  | Digital Collections  | Library of Congress

The Horace H. Lurton Papers at the Library of Congress
are now available online.

Horace H. Lurton (1844-1914) served in the Confederate Army, spent time as a prisoner of war at Camp Chase and Johnson’s Island Prison in Ohio, and later served as an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court from 1910 to 1914. The 250-item collection includes a number of letters Lurton wrote during the Civil War, including while a prisoner of war.

The collection can be accessed in several ways:
Through an online presentation(https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/collmss.ms000097) that includes not only the collection items themselves, but also a selected bibliography in “Related Resources,” a timeline of Lurton’s life, and featured items displayed in slide carousel of images that suggest the range of materials available in the collection.
Through the HTML version of the finding aid(http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms008042); click on the “digital content available” hyperlinks in the Contents List section of the guide. A new window will open containing the object record for that material. Click on the document image in the center to open the viewer that provides access to the content.
Through the PDF version of the finding aid(http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms008042.3); click on the “digital content available” hyperlinks in the Container List section of the guide. Clicking on the hyperlink will forward that page to the object record for the material. Depending on your internet browser, hitting the “back” arrow may return you to the start of the PDF, rather than to your last location in the guide.

The papers of Horace H. Lurton (1844-1914), associate justice of the United States Supreme Court from 1910 to 1914, consist of 250 items (759 images) in one container. The collection spans the years 1860-1915, with the bulk dating from 1893 to 1915.

Anyone knows what this could be?
05/27/2020

Anyone knows what this could be?

Find Prison Records for Ancestors
05/27/2020
Find Prison Records for Ancestors

Find Prison Records for Ancestors

1863 Jury William Massey Trial My husband's 3rd great grandfather William Massey was sent to trial, found guilty and given 6 months at h...

The History Channel has teamed with YouTube in order to offer content and format specifically tailored to students at ht...
05/27/2020
HISTORY

The History Channel has teamed with YouTube in order to offer content and format specifically tailored to students at https://www.youtube.com/user/historychannel.

HISTORY, a division of A+E Networks, is the premier destination for historical storytelling. From best-in-class documentary events, to a signature slate of i...

Erie Canal Museum
05/25/2020

Erie Canal Museum

Dedication of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Syracuse NY, June 21, 1910. This monument, located in the heart of the city, was built to honor the Onondaga County residents who lost their lives in the Civil War. On this Memorial Day we think of all those we have lost.

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05/25/2020

Photos from Echoes Through Time's post

Photos from Echoes Through Time's post
05/25/2020

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At the end of the Civil War, originally commemorating the quarter of a million lives lost during that four-year period
05/24/2020

At the end of the Civil War, originally commemorating the quarter of a million lives lost during that four-year period

a day to remember those in the American armed forces who have given up their lives in service to our country.
05/23/2020

a day to remember those in the American armed forces who have given up their lives in service to our country.

As long as one person remembers those that have past.... they live on, as do their stories....
05/22/2020

As long as one person remembers those that have past.... they live on, as do their stories....

FACTOID FRIDAY #2By Jolene HawkinsHave you ever notice the metal markers that are sometimes next to a grave.  If they lo...
05/22/2020

FACTOID FRIDAY #2
By Jolene Hawkins
Have you ever notice the metal markers that are sometimes next to a grave. If they look like the photo below, you can learn alot from them. Some of them will include the name of the GAR post, what unit they served in, I saw one where the name of the person was included as well.

Andersonville National Historic Site
05/21/2020

Andersonville National Historic Site

Earn a virtual Memorial Day stamp!

While we are not able to hold public Memorial Day observances on site this year, we will still pay tribute to the men and women who died while serving in our nation’s armed forces.

Andersonville National Historic Site and 30 other national park sites are hosting a #VirtualMemorialDay Tribute on Monday, May 25th. This online event will include videos and other content recognizing Memorial Day and our nation’s military history and sacrifice. We invite you to help us honor and remember those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.

Throughout the day on May 25th, you can watch tribute videos, participate in a service project, and learn about the history of Memorial Day. By attending these virtual events, you can earn your very own Virtual Memorial Day stamp. 🇺🇸
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Image: A 2017 photo of individual American flags placed in front of a row of white headstones. Included in the photo is the 2020 Virtual Memorial Day stamp. (NPS Photo/Hugh Peacock)

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The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War [S.U.V.C.W.] Col. John B. Weber Camp No. 44, Department N.Y. will be hosting a Benefit Fundraiser Spaghetti Dinner, at the East Aurora American Legion Post No. 362, on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 5-7 PM. The event is being held to benefit and sponsor the G.A.R. Monument Rehabilitation Project at the Oakwood Cemetery, with replacement of missing globe atop its obelisk and also professional cleaning by Stone Art Memorial Co., of Lackawanna, NY. The Author F. Smith G.A.R. Post 506 of East Aurora had erected the Civil War Memorial in 1886, in honor of their fallen comrades. Tickets for the Spaghetti Dinner are $15 each or 2 for $25 and will be available immediately; from the American Legion, Weber Camp 44, and at the Historian’s Office in the municipal building on Gleed Ave. There will also be an informational video presentation shown along with Union Civil War era dinner music, and a 50/50 Raffle. For more information on this fundraising event please call Col. John B. Weber Camp Guide Cliff Anderson at: 716-675-0017, or by visiting the Facebook link given here: -> https://www.facebook.com/donate/877580272597339/ S.U.V.C.W. are the legal heir to the previous G.A.R. Organization by Deed of Conveyance.
I have some first-person material from an ancestor, Hobart M. Walker of New York. He served in the 44th NYVI, was POW at Libby/Belle Isle, paroled, enlisted in the 12th NY Cavalry, then the 150th Ohio, and finally the 106th NY, serving at Hart Island. He dies aboard the S.S. General Lyon on March 31, 1865. Are you interested in copies of the material I have?
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We at Echoes Through Time gives Jim Hasburgh of Buffalo, NY a big THANK YOU for your service!
Veterans, as a small token of our appreciation be one of the first 20 Veterans (with proof of service) to come to Echoes Through Time Civil War Museum and Learning Center on Veterans Day between 10am and 5pm and let us take a picture of you in front of our window to post on our page with your service info and we will give you a FREE copy of the Veterans Special Edition of the Spring ville Journal!!