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Jul
18
by huskerblitz at 11:55 PM
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20180714_132130.jpg Our last stop on our two-week vacation was the Arabia Steamboat Museum in Kansas City. It's a fabulous look at frontier life in 1856. The packet sank after hitting a tree snag in 1856. Over the years the Missouri River shifted its course, leaving the Arabia in the cold and oxygenless mud 45' feet deep. In 1987 it was found by a family looking for buried treasure (the Arabia's stores) and found it. The contents are...
Jul
17
by JPK Huson 1863 at 8:07 AM
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mourning with widow w photo.JPG

Conveying her raw pain to us over the span of a century and a half, this mourning photo is evocative, if we allow it, of what ' War ' meant to thousands. Is she Southern? Northern? Does it matter? Her husband is dead. Neither side could be said to have placed importance on the welfare of families left decapitated by sacrifice. Until one state did.

North and South, war truncated families. The arrival of...
Jul
17
by donna at 5:53 PM
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best cook.jpg

The Food Forum at Civil War Talk is pleased to announce the Cook Awards for July 1 thru July 16, 2018. Thanks to all who posted.

The winners are:

@Eleanor Rose for "1800's Breakfast Recipe".

@JPK Huson 1863 for "[URL='http://...
Jul
17
by Si Klegg at 10:22 AM
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I was browsing for a smiling soldier for the 'smiles' thread and came across this, which I've never seen before. Does anyone have any information on this image? Is it genuine or a repro? I can't help but think it's the latter. It's too good to be true :D

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