Jeffrey R. Biggs’ “They Fought For The Union, A History of the First Delaware Volunteers In The Army of The Potomac”

This week we feature a recent publication regarding Delaware’s role in the Civil War. The introduction to the story of the First Delaware Regiment is provided in its’ entirety. A highlight from the Delaware Historical Society’s book or school yearbook collection appears on this blog every week.  

John Dickinson High School Yearbook, 1961

The year is 1961. The United States severs diplomatic relations with Cuba. John F. Kennedy is elected President. The Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba fails. The Beatles perform for the very first time at The Cavern Club in Liverpool.  The U.S. rockets a chimpanzee named Ham into outerspace. And  Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes … More John Dickinson High School Yearbook, 1961

New Years Day, 1917

We spotlight world and local events according to the Delmarva Sunday Star Newspaper exactly one hundred years ago, at the start of 1917. The service records of African American Sergeant James Mathews, of Glendale, Maryland,  Sergeant Herman Ferdinand Armstrong of Wilmington, Delaware,  and a photograph of Private Harry B. Ash, also of Wilmington, are also … More New Years Day, 1917