Monthly Archives: February 2011

Alfred E. Smith, Sr. and his First Marriage & the Draft Riots

Most of the biographies of Governor Smith acknowledge that Alfred E. Smith Senior married twice.  Those books that do, all identify his first wife as a “Miss Donnelly.”  I wrote to St. James Church, where Alfred had been baptized.  They … Continue reading

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The 11th New York Uniform

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A View from Henry Hill

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Fire Zouaves fighting with the 69th NY-Irish Brigade

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The Fire Zouaves being attacked by Stuart’s Cavalry- Don Troiani

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The First Battle of Bull Run July 21, 1861

It is not my intention to recount all of the events of the First Battle of Bull Run, or First Manassas. That task is accomplished far better by those who have poured over the record. However, I have spent quite … Continue reading

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The Cover of Harper’s Weekly May 25, 1961

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