Caption This! Week 8

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photo credit: @Virginia Dave

Photo of the Year Landscape 2 Winner Announced!

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Congratulations @CheathamHill !!!

Role of the College of St. James in Maryland During the Gettysburg Campaign
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Image credit: Drawing c 1850, Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh.

In 1842, the College of Saint James was founded in St. James, Maryland. Located about three miles southeast of Williamsport, and four miles south of Hagerstown, the campus found itself in the path of the Confederate army during the latter’s advance and...

Meme winner week 7

Period Cook Awards for Feb. 1 thru 14, 2019 for Authentic, Period, Recreated and History Foods

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The Food Forum at Civil War Talk is pleased to announce the Cook Awards in Authentic, etc. Category for Feb. 1 thru 14, 2019. Thanks to all who posted in forum.

The winners are:

@Albert Sailhorst for...

Brass Napoleon Award Black Southerners and the Confederate Cause--What the newspapers said: 1861-1865

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With all the discussion about whether black men served as armed soldiers in the Confederate Army, I wanted to start researching contemporary accounts from the war years, 1861-1865, and see what made the newspapers. Thanks to the Library of Congress, there are huge amounts of old papers online, with...

Foto Friday 2/15

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For some reason I have always been drawn to fences. So let's take a look at some of those today.

Along the Sunken Road at Antietam.

Trivia Question 2-15-19 Who am I and what did I do? & Bonus

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I carried one of General Robert E Lee's truce flags at Appomattox and then went on to be elected twice as Governor. Who am I and what state was I governor of?

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A Where's Waldo? Washington, D.C. CityScape, April 1865, Find The Hearse

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Blocks strewn in front of the Capitol evidence of construction there. Far too many landmarks to name including government buildings- that wide street, for instance, know what we're looking at? Yes, I do, just wanted to see if they're familiar to anyone. Life. Washington D.C., 1865. A map overlay would blow your...

Mr. Lincoln's Drummer

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Photo from (A book by G. Clifton Wisler targeting a young audience)

This morning our local paper featured the story of William “Willie” Johnston the youngest person in U.S. history to receive the Medal of Honor. He was born in 1850 and in December 1861 he...

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