Category Archives: Military Service

REVOLUTIONARY WAR PATRIOTS- HYDE ANCESTORS- STURBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS – PART IV

“The life given us, by nature is short; but the memory of a well-spent life is eternal.”  – Marcus Tullius Cicero What an ideal way to learn Revolutionary War American history! First you locate the pension file for your ancestor … Continue reading

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THOMAS A. NICHOLS PART VI

It was December 26th, 1864, Christmas had come and gone. Perhaps Thomas had received a letter from home, which would have brightened his spirits since he had reported back to Louisville early in the month. The weather was mild that … Continue reading

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THOMAS A. NICHOLS CIVIL WAR Part V

THOMAS ACKLEY NICHOLS CIVIL WAR PART V One hundred fifty years ago today on July 3, 1864, Thomas A. Nichols commenced the day with his usual routine as the Regimental Adjutant. He was happy to be back in camp near … Continue reading

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THOMAS ACKLEY NICHOLS- The Cavalry- Part IV

                                                            THOMAS ACKLEY NICHOLS                                                                       The Cavalry Part IV In October 1861, Thomas chose to volunteer again, but this time he was going to be on horseback, so he joined the PA Volunteer Ninth Cavalry 92nd Regiment as a Sergeant … Continue reading

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The Civil War Years- Thomas Ackley Nichols – Part III

THOMAS ACKLEY NICHOLS Civil War Years- Infantry Part III When Fort Sumter was fired upon on April 12, 1861, news spread quickly across the nation, and patriotic men rallied to defend their country. Thomas A. Nichols was no exception; he … Continue reading

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Thomas Ackley Nichols – Part I

Thomas Ackley Nichols The Early Years There are moments when doing genealogy research that you strike gold by finding something you have long sought. Today was one of those days. For this Memorial Day Weekend, I wanted to write a … Continue reading

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