Welcome to the Harty Family History Site!

This site is dedicated to researching the Harty Family in the United States of America. Drawing our lineage back to Hans Jacobsen Hartje, immigrating from Bern, Switzerland and arriving in America on April 16, 1663 in New Amsterdam (modern day New York City), our line has been based out of Southeast Missouri since the late 1790's. The primary aim of this site is to gather the family together from across the Nation and even the entire world, as we seek to number our family and take pleasure in the diversity of each individual in the Harty Family.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Civil War family history

One of the chief reasons we do Civil War Reenacting as a family is to honor our direct ancestors who fought in the War Between the States. I have a lot of info on Joseph G. Lewis, who fought in the 8th Missouri Cavalry. We had 8 other direct ancestors, all who fought to protect the rights of the South, except for Jacob Cossairt, his dad Francis and 3 other siblings. The fought to preserve the Union. I am very proud to be their descendant...from both sides of the War!

My Mom, Carol Randolph Buckley Harty, claims to have NO Yankee blood on her side of the family. If you want to see her get mad, just accuse her of such. She doesn't get mad easily, but this clearly slanderous comment on her family tree will get her dander up very quickly! I'm also very proud of William Munford Tuck, Captain of Company K in the 3rd Virginia Infantry under Maj. General James L. Kemper, known as Kemper's Brigade, at Gettysburg. He was injured and captured in Pickett's Charge. He carried a minnie ball in his jaw the rest of his life from this horrible battle. My Mom is a proud descendant of the Tuck family through this patriot...so am I of course!

Here is a video that my wife Bethany made of a few clips from the Hesston Steam Museum Civil War event. It was a lot of fun. We ran the scenarios back and forth about every half hour. First, the Confederate forces would stop the train by force and capture the gold. Then the Union forces would return the favor. The spectators had a great time it seemed. It was a beautiful farm that housed the steam trains and various old tractors as well. I highly recommend your visit if you are near Northern Indiana/Southwest Michigan.

5 comments:

Dad said...

Great job Brent! I saw the pictures on Bethany's blog last night. Tommie looks like he is chained to the train and very sad because of his condition. Ha! You are doing a great job on the Harty Family History page. Future generations will enjoy all of your great work, as do all of us alive today. Thanks!

Dad said...

I had not gone back and looked at the links from your entry. The video of your enactment was really top notch! Bethany's dress was just right for the period and as usual, she is so beautiful as in Eme in her dress. The boys are so cute too! Jacob makes a great flag bearer! Thanks again, and also for the information on the 3rd Virginia and the Damn Yankee presentation. Ha! Simply great!

CSA Brent said...

Glad you liked it. Yea, she did a great job with her dresses and she looks super in them. The kids all look very nice too. We sure have a lot of fun at this mini-family vacations (that's how Bethany and I look at it!)

We hope to build many great memories with family, and hopefully, fond thoughts of those ancestors who served in the War Between the States

CSA Brent said...

Someone mentioned that Tom looks like he is chained to the train due to the look on his face and the positioning of his hands.

I think every since his 'sometimes I like to do this!' picture, he clams up real fast whenever a camera comes out. Once bitten twice shy. I guess I can't blame him...that picture is going to be shown for a long time!

Dan Lewandowski said...

Want to reach out to you and yours and say hello, it appears we have a common ancestor, William Monford Tuck, Captain K co 3rd Va he was a GREAT uncle of my mothers (Seagraves) hence me
I also am a re-enactor, I would love to connect with DISTANT family members and see where our families went.......
please feel free to contact me through the following email address
dlalewand@yahoo.com

thank you for your service, just a little trivia I was at Fort Bliss in 92/93