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Jul
13
by JPK Huson 1863 at 7:16 AM
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Children at Arlington House, during the war. Officers were quartered here until Meigs discovered fallen soldiers were being buried in far corners of the property, in order not to disturb the residents. Meigs kicked everyone out and achieved the first burial in Mary Lee's rose garden.

Anyone who has been around here for awhile knows I have a soft spot for The Two Marys- Mary Todd Lincoln and Mary Randolph...
Jul
13
by Belle Montgomery at 1:42 PM
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Came across this photo and was jarred by what I perceive to be a huge smile on the lady in the foreground. If it's not it looks like she has a mustache under her nose instead of her upper lip. I don't recall too many smiling in photos back then. I also find it interesting because it portrays a departure from the normal setting including possible slave children in it with them? I love how it captures a home with...
Jul
13
by Trivia Master at 8:00 AM
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What important photographer was referred to as "The Matthew Brady of the Confederacy" Some of his prominent works were of R.E. Lee & JEB Stuart.
Who was he?

credit: @JOHN42768

Bonus: Some people might say I was the inspiration of the movie character Katie Scarlett O’Hara (Gone with the Wind). My half-brother had something to do with shipping cotton and war supplies from Great Britain to the CSA and maybe he had something...
Jul
12
by Allie at 8:53 AM
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For pie day!

This is the oldest recipe I have, written in my great-grandmother's writing. That makes it post-war but possibly before the turn of the century. Trying to estimate the date, I note the precise measurements, which weren't usual until after the war, but there is still no heat setting on the oven. According to my grandmother, her mother preferred to cook on her old wood stove long after a newer gas...
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