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Sep
19
by Trivia Master at 7:30 AM
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“There they march, warm-blooded champions of a better day for man. There on horseback among them, in his very habit as he lived, sits the blue-eyed child of fortune, upon whose happy youth every divinity had smiled"

1) Who was this "blue-eyed child of fortune"?
2) These words were written by philosopher William James (brother of famous author Henry James) at the unveiling of a statue. What fate connected another member of the James...
Sep
18
by Gettysburg Greg at 6:17 PM
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By the time Mathew Brady and his assistants arrived at Gettysburg in mid July, all of the dead soldiers had been buried. Knowing that the "money shots" of the time were photos of the fallen, he had one of his assistants pose as a corpse in three images from his Gettysburg series. The posing assistant also appears in several other photos taken by Brady at Gettysburg. Whether or not Brady attempted to sell them as...
Sep
18
by Package4 at 4:47 PM
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I travel a little in my line of work, which happened to take me near Upperville, VA, last Friday and of course I had to stop in and see Cliff and Brett at CSArms. I asked if there was anything that "Russell" (buddy of mine, since I no longer collect longarms) couldn't do without. Cliff immediately told me about a M1842 he had on consignment that was...
Sep
18
by James N. at 11:41 AM
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Apologies to @Jimklag for hijacking his subject but since he hadn't begun a thread for this week yet, I decided to lead off with my photos of the largest monument at Antietam Battlefield, known as The Soldier. Today is of course the anniversary of the battle, Sept. 17, 1862, so I thought this was an appropriate subject. I photographed the monument in some detail earlier this April...
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