John McArthur at Vicksburg

Readers of this site will be familiar with Gen. John McArthur, general for the Union during the Civil War.  Recently I visited the battlefield at Vicksburg and gained more insight into his story–and another twist in family history from the Confederate side too.

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The Steam Yacht Thistle

Steam Yacht Thistle

The Steam Yacht Thistle, George Warrington’s “flagship.” Photo from the Historical Collections of the Great Lakes, Bowing Green State University.

More on the Thistle is here.