Category Archives: Military

Michael Joseph “Joe” Shane

Joe Shane was the fifth child of Bridget Hogan and Robert Shane. Records indicate a birth year of anywhere from 1861 to 1870 depending on the source.  When he was just young man, Joe went off to find his fortune … Continue reading

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Aunt Minnie, American Gold Star Mother

American Gold Star Mothers (AGSM) organized  shortly after World War I to provide support for mothers that lost sons or daughters in the war. The name came from the custom of families of servicemen hanging a banner called a Service Flag in … Continue reading

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Chickamauga Addendum……

Hi Everyone, Here’s some additional information about Chickamauga Battlefield which is located south of Chattanooga, Tennessee and just over the border into Georgia. The prize being fought for was Chattanooga and the rail center and gateway to the heart of … Continue reading

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13th Michigan Infantry Memorials

Good Evening, I discovered I had a few more pictures of Civil War memorials to the 13th Michigan Infantry, the unit in which our ancestor Andrew Jackson Boss served. These are some pictures I took at Chickamauga battlefield about five … Continue reading

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13th Michigan Infantry Monument

Good Evening, Andrew Jackson Boss served in the 13th Michigan Infantry, Company K. At the Chickamauga Battlefield can be found a monument to the unit: The monument reads: Michigan, To Her Thirteenth Regiment of Infantry commanded by Colonel Joshua B. … Continue reading

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