The Medal of Honor has been awarded only 3,446 times since it was first given in 1863.
Just two weeks ago, I received an e-mail from Don Morfe. Don is a very active and dedicated volunteer with the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. He spends a lot of time researching ... Read more
Samuel Sims was described in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle as "one of the bravest and best beloved of all the brave men who went from Brooklyn to fight the battles for the preservation of the Union" and "as brave a man as ever drew a sword." That's Sims above, in his Civil War un... Read more
On a recent trip to Washington, D.C., I visited two sculptures that relate very much to the De Witt Clinton bronze, by Henry Kirke Brown, that is at Green-Wood Cemetery. My first stop was in the Smithsonian’s History Museum, where I visited Horatio Greenough’s sculpt... Read more
This is another entry in the Green-Wood-connections-are-everywhere file.
So, we go out for lunch in Santa Barbara, California, and can’t quite figure out how to get into the selected restaurant. Finally it occurs to us that access is through Sullivan Goss, An American G... Read more
I just got back from California. Sue Ramsey, one of our Civil War Project volunteers, lives out in Santa Barbara, and invited me to come out and give presentations to the Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society and the local Civil War roundtable. I did a slide show on our ... Read more