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An 18th New York Infantry Blog

August 1, 2015

Back in 2003 or 2004, a photograph surfaced on eBay that pertained to the 18th New York. It was a magnificent photo of Company I, in what looks to be pretty late in their time, most likely 1863 due to the scaled back size of the company and the lack of initial issue SN...

February 12, 2014

There exists a mystery that I raises more questions than answers, about a pair of bodies buried in two different national cemeteries, that both belong to Private Theodore Goodrich, Company F, of the 18th New York Infantry. Thirty-six-year old Theodore Goodrich served a...

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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