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Old 02-14-2016, 11:52 AM
 
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I love these then & now type historical photos. Thanks for posting...
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Old 02-14-2016, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Old 02-14-2016, 08:37 PM
 
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Dizzy, I appreciate the thread.. here's one I watched a while back.
Confederate capital Richmond, Virginia.. then & now.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THOBzCxGVHo
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Old 02-15-2016, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Thanks Baby Ruth, Ill pass it on to my son who loves seeing all these ..
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Old 02-17-2016, 01:49 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Between 150,000 and 500,000 Scots are thought to have died during the American Civil War, which lasted from 1861 to 1865.
Where, in Scotland? Given that the war caused about 600,000 military deaths it seems highly unlikely that 150,000 to 500,000 of those dead were Scotch.
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Old 02-17-2016, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Where, in Scotland? Given that the war caused about 600,000 military deaths it seems highly unlikely that 150,000 to 500,000 of those dead were Scotch.
I questioned that myself, as couldnt imagine that many would be there in the first place. but its also seems that the total of all deaths was very underestimated by many thousands ...I dont know what you meant by Where in Scotland? American Civil War Scots to be honoured - The Scotsman

http://www.electricscotland.com/history/ho3.htm interesting read that I knew nothing about. Seems we can even claim this man.. who took a lot of the photos https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexan..._(photographer)

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Old 02-18-2016, 12:59 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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David informs us "This Saltire of Scotland was carried by Confederate troops during the American Civil War 1861-65. The Scots had a large influence on the south, many Scots originally using Cape Fear in the Carolinas as their port of entry to the New World post Culloden etc.


The first shot fired in the American Wars of Independence is said to have been from a Scottish Doune pistol.
It is thought that as many as twenty one, maybe more, of the men who signed the American Declaration of Independence had Scottish blood. Two of the signatories, John Witherspoon (the only clergyman to sign) and James Wilson were both born in Scotland. Among the signatories who had Scottish forebears were, Thomas Jefferson,Thomas McKean, Francis Lewis, Phillip Livingstone, George Ross and Benjamin Rush.

(Thomas) Woodrow Wilson 1856 - 1924, twenty eighth president of the United States once said - "Every line of strength in American history is a line coloured with Scottish blood."
Another wee piece of interest.... Abraham Lincolns Minister is buried less than half a mile from where I live in the east end of Glasgow...in the Calton Cemetery.


James Smith

1798 May 11 – Born in Glasgow, Scotland, son of Peter and Margaret (Bruce) Smith.

Orphaned young and raised by an uncle, a businessman

Studied at the University of Glasgow, Scotland

ca. 1816 Married Elizabeth Black (1799-1872); received his patrimony; turned down his offer in uncle’s business

ca. 1816 Emigrated to the United States

1820-ca.1826 Lived in Cincinnati; daughters Eliza, Margaret, Katherine born

ca. 1828 Lived in Indiana; daughter Mary born; converted to Presbyterian faith

ca. 1829 Ordained a minister in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church

ca. 1832-1841 Lived in Nashville, TN; 1838, son Hugh born; 1840, son James B. born;

editor of the church paper, The Revivalist; 1836, established quarterly, The Cumberland Magazine

ca. 1842-1861 Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Springfield, Illinois

1856 Appointed director for life, American Bible Society

1861 Appointed by President Lincoln United States Consul, Dundee, Scotland.

1871 July 3 – Died in Scotland; buried in same graveyard with parents in Glasgow

1872 His wife died in the United States and is buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery in
Springfield, Illinois

Scotland also has the only statue about the Civil War and Lincoln outside of the USA.
http://www.acwrt.org.uk/uk-heritage_...r-Memorial.asp

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Old 02-18-2016, 02:45 AM
 
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The reference is probably to the descendants of the Scots-Irish who settled throughout the American South and the border states in large numbers. It would have been their sons and grandsons who fought in the war.
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Old 02-18-2016, 03:10 AM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Very cool, Dizzy! Thanks for sharing.

In addition to the Scots, somewhere between 40-50,000 Canadians fought in the Civil War. Most for the Union, but some for the Confederacy. In fact, a Canadian named Edward P. Doherty, who had moved to New York in 1860, enlisted when the war broke out.

He went on to assemble and lead the detachment that was charged with the task to hunt down J.W. Booth and any co-conspirators, ultimately killing Booth two days later.
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Old 02-18-2016, 03:23 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Very cool, Dizzy! Thanks for sharing.

In addition to the Scots, somewhere between 40-50,000 Canadians fought in the Civil War. Most for the Union, but some for the Confederacy. In fact, a Canadian named Edward P. Doherty, who had moved to New York in 1860, enlisted when the war broke out.

He went on to assemble and lead the detachment that was charged with the task to hunt down J.W. Booth and any co-conspirators, ultimately killing Booth two days later.
thanks for that info.. Churchill referred to the Canadians as the best soldiers in WW2.. but I didnt realize about the Civil War...wonderful what comes from putting on some old photos isnt it.... I hardly knew a thing about the Civil War, only what I saw in movies.. Many did volunteer though from Scotland....some famous names too.. The list of British volunteers includes famous individuals, such as the explorer Henry Morton Stanley (the finder of Mr Livingstone) who initially fought for the South, and the celebrated actor Sir Charles Wyndham, who chose the North. But there were scores of less celebrated but courageous men and women — such as Henry George **** — who volunteered their services right from the beginning.
It seems it was difficult to take command on both sides as so many languages were in the troops.. interpretors had to be on hand and it caused many mishaps..

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