Category Archives: 42nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Signals at Tazewell

So, I have found myself with an intense interest in the Signal Corps of late.  I have known about the legendary George Ellsworth of John Hunt Morgan’s Cavalry for a while.  I have also read about various telegraph operators and flag waiving Signal Corps soldiers in the past.  My interest now, however, has turned to the more technical side of… (more…)

Murder of James Cundiff and Execution of Lewis Stivers

I just found something on this and thought I should move my other references, scattered across several blogs, to this space.  So…here we go. 😉 During the first week of the 1862 Federal retreat from Cumberland Gap there was an incident at Manchester that has been shrouded in some mystery until today. We have known that Private Lewis Stivers of… (more…)