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An 18th New York Infantry Blog

May 31, 2015

During the course of my research of Christopher C. Bruton (Co. G), I realized there was more to this man than historians had noticed.


Originally enlisted as a private in Company G of the 18th on May 7, 1861, his time in the regiment was brief after he was one of many t...

June 14, 2010

In 2008, I found this headstone in Cold Spring, New York, broken and so flush with the earth that it was nearly covered with dirt and grass to make it an almost unmarked grave. With the permission of the cemetery and the approval of one of Bell's descendents, I applied...

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