Wisharts & The Jacobites

Over the course of time, and perhaps more recently fuelled by the success of television productions such as ‘Outlander’, it is easy to see how the popular idea as to who the Jacobites were has become entrenched in romantic notions of the noble Scottish Highlander. For those who are unaware, the term ‘Jacobite’ became the […]

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Wishart Witches

Between March and October 1597 a series of witch trials took place in Scotland. Over 400 people were put on trial for witchcraft and about 200 were executed. Unlike other Scottish Witch Hunts, the trials of 1597 were conducted by local courts under the supervision of royal commissions, and so were often not as well […]

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American Civil War Sesquicentennial

9 May 2015 marked the 150th Anniversary of the end of the American Civil War. Wisharts were of course involved, a full list of men who served in uniform and their affiliations are as below: Private Abraham Wishard 59th New York Infantry (Union) Private Abram Wishard 3rd Iowa Cavalry (Union) Private Absalom Wiseheart 154th Indiana Infantry […]

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