Civil War Hardtack Ration

I’ve wrote before about my grandfather Jesse Archer and that his obituary mentions how during the Civil War, he stole from mule feed bags on pain of harsh punishment to supplement his severely reduced daily ration.  After watching this guy try a 153-year old piece of hardtack, I understand why the mule’s food was probably… Continue reading Civil War Hardtack Ration

Captain, Oh Captain

In my previous Woodhull post, I had reported that I had found the Woodhull family plot here and it was in utter disrepair. I was so remiss that I couldn’t positively identify Captain Ebenezer Woodhull’s grave. Through the miracle of Photoshop, I was able to enhance some of the photographs from the family plot and… Continue reading Captain, Oh Captain