Category Archives: Civil War Soldiers’ Posts

The Story of Pvt Andrew Longley (American Civil War)

Andrew Longley was a nineteen year old farm boy who on February 25, 1864 mustered into Company C, 9th Regiment of the Indiana Volunteers as private in the Union Army during the American Civil War. The family farm was located … Continue reading

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Epilogue: The App Brothers in the Civil War

A Few Words in Conclusion TO MY COMRADES: Fifty years have now passed since my young companions, now my old comrades, enlisted for the most memorable war of all time. To their heroism and fidelity, on the march, in the … Continue reading

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Chapter 73: June 9-12, 1865, Back in Selinsgrove With No Place to Go, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER LXXIII When the car reached the station I was again ordered off. But I said no, this car goes up to the stock yard, which was quite near Camp Curtin. He said all right and sent a shifting engine … Continue reading

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Chapter 72: June 1-8, 1865, Mustering Out of the Service and Heading Home, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER LXXII Thursday, June 1 was a day set apart by President Johnson for prayer and thanksgiving. The writer had gone into the city for the purpose of looking thru the public buildings, not knowing that all were closed. He … Continue reading

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Chapter 71: May 18-24, 1865, Homeward March – Grand Review of Sherman’s Army, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER LXXI The order was forward. The storm came in all its fury. The thunder and lightning were fierce. The heavens were covered with the blackest and darkest clouds imaginable. Still we marched on thru all this storm and rain, … Continue reading

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Chapter 70: May 11-17, 1865, Stories From Along the Homeward March, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER LXX Thursday, 11th, broke camp, passed thru Manchester on the south side of the James River. From the bridge we could see Belle Island, where three of the boys of Company G, then with us, had been held as … Continue reading

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Chapter 69: Apr 10-May 10, 1865, Beginning the Homeward March, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER LXIX Monday, April 10. And now being in this camp since March 28th, and all preparations completed for another forward movement, we broke camp, marched thru Goldsboro, traveled 12 miles and bivouacked. On the way during the day we … Continue reading

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