Psychosis of a Soldier:  The Troubled Story of Private Abraham B. Penman

It’s easy to sometimes overlook the normal, mundane and uneventful military tenures of volunteer soldiers when trying to tell interesting stories.  We tend to favor those whose decorated military careers are obvious, and those stories that have been told, and retold generation after generation.  In 2011 we were presented with a number of transcripts of original Civil War letters written by Abraham Penman to his wife, Elizabeth.

The Hardest Part of the Battle is the Getting into It

Sergeant Major Andrew Porter Morrison Preface: This article originally appeared in 1999, and is credited to Dr. James Owston and Chris Rasmussen. As he surveyed...

Strike for Your God and Country: Richard C. Dale

Preface: This article originally appeared on the internet in 1999, and is credited to Dr. James Owston and Chris Rasmussen. Of the eleven hundred...

CMOH Winner and Deserter, Shoemaker and Physician: Samuel Johnson 9th P.R.V.C.

Samuel Johnson was born January 28, 1845 in Connellsville Pennsylvania. He was recruited by Captain John Brookbank in Connellsville. In Washington, on July 27,...

Chris Rasmussen

Long time Civil War Enthusiast since early childhood. As a former resident of nearby Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I became interested in the 9th Pennsylvania Reserves and since then, have become engaged in researching the regiment and the men who served in it. I currently reside in Northern Virginia and work in Washington D.C.