Monthly Archive: April 2012


The Death of General John Reynolds at Gettysburg

Lancaster, Pennsylvania native John F. Reynolds was a West Point graduate and instructor at that institution when the Civil War began. Initially, he was the Lieutenant Colonel of the 14th U.S. Infantry, but was...


Dr. Jonathan Letterman’s Civil War Ambulance Corps

The Civil War produced casualties on a scale never seen in American history up to that time. Out of necessity, great improvements in the treatment of the wounded were made during the war, and...


Joseph E. Johnston Quick Facts

Name Meaning Joseph is of Hebrew origin meaning: “Jehovah increases” Vital Stats Birthday:  February 3rd, 1807 Birth Name:  Joseph Eggleston Johnston Birthplace:  Farmville, Virginia Date of Death:  March 21st, 1891 Cause:  Pneumonia Place of...