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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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Jul
17
by Cal at 10:43 AM
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Castle.jpg
Built in 1840 by Thomas E. Robins with hexagonal bricks from England. Destroyed by Union Soldiers 1863.
Jul
17
by Trivia Master at 8:00 AM
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The casting done in Pittsburg, it came by ship and rail,
from City Point to Petersburg, destruction on a massive scale.
A reinforced railcar to hold 8 and 1/2 tons of weight,
the soldiers trained to use it hailed from this (?) New England State.

A mighty gun of iron that promised to shake the ground,
20 pounds of powder charge, for a shell weighing 220 pounds.
It comes roaring through 13” and targets the Rebel line,
it’s not...
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