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March 12, 2007

Harmon Hubbard on eBay

Over the weekend I missed out on a chance to own a piece of Harmon Hubbard related history. On eBay, an individual was auctioning off an 1864 Civil War Muster Roll 119th Regiment Illinois Inf. This particular Regiment just so happened to be that of Civil War Lieutenant Harmon R. Hubbard. The auction closed on Sunday with a winning bid of $47.79. I do have a copy of the muster report courtesy of the State of Illinois, but this would have made a nice addition to the Hubbard collection. Maybe next time.

Posted by paul at 06:36 PM

February 11, 2006

Heritage to auction Civil War items and rare books

Not all Janney Family posts can be about Daisy, right? Anyway, this site receives a good number of Civil War enthusiasts to the Harmon Hubbard section and this is finally a post for them.

On February 20-21 Heritage Galleries will be holding a two-day auction at their Dallas, Texas headquarters that will include the only known copy of Union Major General George Meade's (1815-1872) first report of victory at Gettysburg. Also included is a metal bust of Lincoln measuring 53" high. The style of sculpting was popular during the last years of the Civil War. Heritage accepts bids via online and phone as well. View the complete catalog and details

Posted by paul at 03:30 PM

March 11, 2005

Harmon Hubbard section getting noticed

Over the last few days I've really seen a spike in traffic on the web site. Most of this can be attributed to the posting of JanneyFamily.com, the Harmon Hubbard material specifically, on various Civil War sites found online and Google.

One of the more interesting responses I've had re: the H. R. material, came via e-mail last night. Author Jerry Frey of "Grandpa's Gone" dropped me a line noting he really enjoyed the "reminiscences," and could have used the Ft. Blakely material when writing his book. I let him know I appreciated the nice comments and that we could talk if he ever writes a second.

Posted by paul at 08:10 AM

February 18, 2005

Keeping up with Harmon Hubbard

The Harmon Hubbard section continues to grow! Discovered two additional obits in Daisy's Mark Twain scrapbook tonight and was able to post one of them. My hope is to have the other up tomorrow night if I have time. I also provided additional context to the H.R. article pulldown menu. This should provide a much better scent to new users ;)

Posted by paul at 08:55 PM