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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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The Button Box

You never know when something’s going to pop up. Just the other day, in an Email from my cousin, came  information that an old button box that had belonged to my great-grandmother Zilpha Shipman Boss was on display at the … Continue reading

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Descendants of Andrew Jackson Boss

Generation I Andrew Jackson Boss, born c. 1839 in Lewis County, N.Y., died March 25, 1891 in Detroit (Lakes) Minnesota. Married Zilpha M. Shipman, daughter of Thomas H. Shipman and Elsie M. Wait, July 18, 1856 in Michigan Generation II … 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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Zilpha Shipman Boss

Good Afternoon, Zilpha Shipman Boss lived for many years after the death of her husband Andrew. In this picture you can still see the sadness in her eyes. I wonder if she’s sitting on the porch of the home Andrew … Continue reading

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