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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS

Faded photographs, ghosts of the Civil War. I am haunted by these portraits - forgotten soldiers, some disturbingly young, hardly more than boys.

A sweet melancholy lingers with the freshness of youth on their faces, a sadness still echos through the dusty distance of time....



 A startlingly young unknown soldier

Official Civil War records indicate that
100,000 soldiers were 15 years old or younger.
300 soldiers were 13 years old or younger.
25 were 10 years old or under.
This doesn't account for others who were never officially documented.

 There's a poignant vulnerability in the face of this unknown soldier

 Ephriam Kale
enlisted at age 15

Unknown

Samuel H. Dunscoms
3rd Battalion
Tennessee Infantry

Unknown

 Unknown

 Confederate Soldier
with plumed slouch hat
and English snake belt

 Confederate
Simon J. Crews

Unknown

Confederate
with artillery cap

 Confederate
with musket and bowie knife 

Thomas William Smith
Indiana 

Unknown 


 Calvin J.C.Munroe
 Alabama

Unknown

Silas Coster
Wisconsin
lost a leg in battle
died of blood poisoning

 Unknown

 Confederate

Private William H. Rockwell


 Unknown soldier
in Union uniform
with bayonet and musket
(above and below)

 


 Cementous Cochran
Indiana
died in battle in 1864
age 18
buried in Tennessee

Drummer Boy

Sunday, August 7, 2016

SAHARA

An exotic mood on a lazy summer day....
in and around the Sahara.....




















 Riyadh


 Riyadh

 Liwa Oasis
Rub al Khali Desert























Sahara Sunset Soap