Camp Douglas · Chicago · Confederate · St. James Catholic Church · Uncategorized

Confederate Soldiers Baptized in Chicago

This holiday weekend commemorates those soldiers who lost their lives while fighting in our country’s armed forces. Memorial Day was established shortly after the Civil War.[1] That war was certainly a dark period in our nation’s history as the nation found itself divided. Camp Douglas, at one point the largest Civil War military camp, was… Continue reading Confederate Soldiers Baptized in Chicago

Military · Steinkamp · World War I

World War I Records

April 6, 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of United States involvement in World War I. To commemorate this event, released a new database, “U.S., Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910–1939.” This database contains the names of soldiers and other military personnel who arrived at U.S. ports during the years indicated. Sometimes family members were… Continue reading World War I Records