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Nov
15
by frontrank2 at 7:57 AM
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Lieutenant William Thomas Booth and his two brothers, Sergeant Sam Booth and Private George Booth, of the 2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, Company C, the "Grant County Greys." They are at " parade rest."

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Nov
15
by Trivia Master at 7:30 AM
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Give the meanings of these (4) Civil War soldiers' slang terms.
1. Chicken guts
2. Dog Robber.
3. Shanks Mare
4. Spondulix

credit: @Jimklag
Nov
14
by donna at 7:17 AM
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It is close to Persimmon time. "The persimmon is a round-shaped fruit the size of a quarter. Some attain the size of a half dollar. Persimmons grow on trees as far north as Connecticut and southward into the Cotton Belt, and occasionally as far west as Kansas. They ripen in mid-autumn." They should never be picked but should be allowed to ripen and fall from the tree to the ground before being harvested. The...
Nov
14
by JPK Huson 1863 at 9:19 AM
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Why " Mrs. Frank-Frank Leslie " ? When the Leslie empire crashed, Miriam legally changed her name to " Frank Leslie ", to ensure the brand had his name at the helm. Mrs. Frank Leslie, widow of Frank Leslie became Frank Leslie so....

" Miriam Florence Follin Mrs. Jeweler's Clerk One-of-the Montez-Sisters Squier Leslie Frank Leslie Wilde Leslie. " One of History's most...
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