Army of the Potomac

Rochester, Vermont in the Civil War

Aug 9

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oldbookillustrations:

Brer B’ar try ter ‘splain but Brer Rabbit keep a-talkin’.
A. B. Frost, from Uncle Remus and his friends, by Joel Chandler Harris, Boston, 1892.
(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations:

Brer B’ar try ter ‘splain but Brer Rabbit keep a-talkin’.

A. B. Frost, from Uncle Remus and his friends, by Joel Chandler Harris, Boston, 1892.

(Source: archive.org)


Aug 8
oldbookillustrations:

Stand up and follow me.
J-J. Grandville, from Vie privée et publique des animaux (Public and Private Life of Animals), under the direction of P. J. Stahl, Paris, 1867.
(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations:

Stand up and follow me.

J-J. Grandville, from Vie privée et publique des animaux (Public and Private Life of Animals), under the direction of P. J. Stahl, Paris, 1867.

(Source: archive.org)

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danskjavlarna:

From Folk Songs edited by John Williamson Palmer, 1867.

danskjavlarna:

From Folk Songs edited by John Williamson Palmer, 1867.

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oldbookillustrations:

How happy could I be with either.
Hugh Thomson, from Old English songs, with an introduction by Austin Dobson, london, 1894.
(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations:

How happy could I be with either.

Hugh Thomson, from Old English songs, with an introduction by Austin Dobson, london, 1894.

(Source: archive.org)


Aug 7
magictransistor:

Memento mori (Remember to die).

magictransistor:

Memento mori (Remember to die).

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Aug 2
thecivilwarparlor:

CDV of 165th OVI Operating Staff- Mock Amputation

An animated studio scene depicting three army doctors—Wolff and two unknown lieutenants—with their patient staging a mock amputation. The reclined patient remains conscious with a compressed tourniquet on his outstretched arm as Surgeon Wolff, sleeves rolled up, prepares the amputation saw. A watchful surgical attendant readies a glass apothecary jar of liquid. Solomon Wolff joined the three-month 165th OVI as assistant surgeon in 1864 and mustered out in August. Wolff then joined the 181st OVI as surgeon and served in the field until mustering out in July 1865.  
 Back mark of “D.P. Barr, Paducah,” ink signed on verso, “Complements of Solomon Wolff/Surg(eon) & Med. Dir.” with remnants of revenue stamp, now missing. http://www.cowanauctions.com/auctions/item.aspx?id=82491

thecivilwarparlor:

CDV of 165th OVI Operating Staff- Mock Amputation

An animated studio scene depicting three army doctors—Wolff and two unknown lieutenants—with their patient staging a mock amputation. The reclined patient remains conscious with a compressed tourniquet on his outstretched arm as Surgeon Wolff, sleeves rolled up, prepares the amputation saw. A watchful surgical attendant readies a glass apothecary jar of liquid. Solomon Wolff joined the three-month 165th OVI as assistant surgeon in 1864 and mustered out in August. Wolff then joined the 181st OVI as surgeon and served in the field until mustering out in July 1865.

Back mark of “D.P. Barr, Paducah,” ink signed on verso, “Complements of Solomon Wolff/Surg(eon) & Med. Dir.” with remnants of revenue stamp, now missing. http://www.cowanauctions.com/auctions/item.aspx?id=82491


Jul 28
thecivilwarparlor:

"In great deeds something abides. On great fields something stays. Forms change and pass; bodies disappear, but spirits linger, to consecrate ground for the vision-place of souls. And reverent men and women from afar, and generations that know us not and that we know not of, heart-drawn to see where and by whom great things were suffered and done for them, shall come to this deathless field to ponder and dream; And lo! the shadow of a mighty presence shall wrap them in its bosom, and the power of the vision pass into their souls."
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain-
Speaking at the dedication of the Monument to the 20th Maine- October 3, 1889, Gettysburg, PA
http://www.brotherswar.com/Civil_War_Quotes_4e.htm

thecivilwarparlor:

"In great deeds something abides. On great fields something stays. Forms change and pass; bodies disappear, but spirits linger, to consecrate ground for the vision-place of souls. And reverent men and women from afar, and generations that know us not and that we know not of, heart-drawn to see where and by whom great things were suffered and done for them, shall come to this deathless field to ponder and dream; And lo! the shadow of a mighty presence shall wrap them in its bosom, and the power of the vision pass into their souls."

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain-

Speaking at the dedication of the Monument to the 20th Maine- October 3, 1889, Gettysburg, PA

http://www.brotherswar.com/Civil_War_Quotes_4e.htm

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scienceofsarcasm:

Evening Post: August 12, 1899.
"She immediately alighted, caught hold of the astonished youth, and gave him a sound thrashing, using her fists in a scientific fashion…”

I would love to know what this means.

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