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Joe5mc Inactive Member16 Mar 2018 4:14 a.m. PST

While it's not really miniatures related, I thought many readers might be interested in seeing a shot of my ancestor's Confederate Army Manual, that has come down to me through the years.

Lots of interesting facts like Hospital Stewards holding the same rank as Ordnance Sergeants!

More info and photos on my blog: link

davbenbak Supporting Member of TMP16 Mar 2018 4:31 a.m. PST

I had a Confederate ancestor who made the leap from Hospital Steward to Surgeon. Supposedly one of youngest surgeons in the army. I found lots of interesting info on him through the Fold3 site including a request for two years back pay and provision rations for his horse.

Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP16 Mar 2018 7:10 a.m. PST

What a treasure!

wrgmr116 Mar 2018 7:15 a.m. PST

Wow! Quite the historical document. It's no accident that it ended up in your possession as you understand and appreciate it's familial and historical significance.

Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member16 Mar 2018 10:37 a.m. PST

Joe; that is an amazing artifact. Please keep it out of direct light and do not touch the pages with your bare skin. The oils from touching it will age and deteriorate the paper even quicker than normal.

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