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Events of the World: January 1864

| January 31, 2014

January 11.  Charing Cross railway station, a central London railway terminus in the City of Westminster,opened. The original station building was built on the site of the Hungerford Market by the South Eastern Railway. The station was designed by Sir John Hawkshaw, with a single span wrought iron roof arching over the six platforms on its relatively cramped site. It is built on a brick arched […]

The Henry Keiser Diary – Selected Entries from Early Winter 1863-1864

| January 29, 2014

According to the history of the 96th Pennsylvania Infantry, the following was undertaken by the regiment during the winter months of 1863-1864: The command went into camp near the confluence of the Aestham with the Rappahannock, and with the exception of the movement to Mine Run, and in support of the cavalry in the reconnaissance […]

Death of James B. Storey in Harrisburg – Two Persons or One?

| January 26, 2014

The war record of James B. Storey was spelled out in the notice of his death which appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer on 29 October 1889: MAJOR JAMES B. STOREY A Brave Sodier Who Earned Promotion in the War – His Record HARRISBURG, 28 October 1889 — Major James B. Storey, of the Auditor-General’s Department, […]

Who Was Benjamin Huff of Millersburg?

| January 24, 2014

The name of Benjamin Huff appears on the Millersburg Soldier Monument, but very little is known about him other than some general information about his military record. According to information on the Pennsylvania Veterans’ Index Card, available from the Pennsylvania Archives, Benjamin Huff was 20 years old when he enrolled in the 7th Pennsylvania Reserves […]

Victorian Home: Dining Room (Part 8)

| January 20, 2014

“The elegance with which a dinner is served is a matter that depends, of course, partly on the means, but still more upon the taste of the master and mistress of the house. It may be observed, in general, that there should always be flowers on the table, and as they form no item of […]