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Nov
16
by Trivia Master at 7:30 AM
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Maybe you’ve carried a rabbit’s foot for luck or made a wish on a turkey wishbone. But you’ve probably never carried this good luck charm, given to a Confederate officer by his mother. What was the item and who was the officer?

credit: @LoyaltyOfDogs

Bonus:

Who Am I?
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credit: @GELongstreet
Nov
15
by JPK Huson 1863 at 7:50 AM
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Nutmeg recipes always get my vote- inclusion in this pudding , in some recipes makes it a little bit of a puzzle. ' Indian ' with spices grown in the West Indies or ' Indian ' because Columbus wouldn't budge on where he was?

He was really certain the folks already here were residing in India. How the term ' Indian ' wasn't corrected in a big hurry when it was ascertained an...
Nov
15
by lelliott19 at 10:24 PM
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On the occasion of Longstreet's visit to Antietam in 1893, a correspondent of the Washington Post recorded the General's opinions on a number of topics. In this part of the interview, General Longstreet says that General Lee did not usually underestimate his opponent, but may have tended to overestimate the abilities of his own army.

"Do you think general, as has been alleged, that General Lee's...​
Nov
15
by ARW at 9:38 AM
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These are from the National Cemetery in Fredricksburg VA located at Marye's Heights, the area held by the Confederates. This is a place we visited last year. At the completion of the burials of the Civil War dead, 15,243 Union soldiers lay in the cemetery, with only 2,473 identified.

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The unknown graves are marked by the grave number and the number of bodies that are in that grave....
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