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Jan
18
by Eleanor Rose at 1:12 PM
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Many things unite us with our ancestors over the centuries. Among them is the nasty, miserable common cold. During the Victorian period, commercial over-the-counter remedies rapidly increased. Big advertising budgets – plus the fact that most colds get better on their own no matter what you take – contributed to these...
Jan
18
by Trivia Master at 8:00 AM
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I was adopted by the Confederacy in 1863, but first used in 1864. I was made in England and had to make my way through the blockade. I am identified with a U.S. president in military uniform. What am I?

credit: @connecticut yankee
Jan
17
by Gettysburg Greg at 6:12 PM
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big wall stretch.jpg
When the guns and caissons of Bigelow's 9th Mass Battery were attempting to escape the chaos in the corner of the Trostle farmyard, one of the guns overturned in the gate blocking the other guns. The left gun made its escape by breaking through the rock wall lining the field. Captain Bigelow pointed out where the gun went through the wall on his hand drawn map shown on top, see the blue arrow. As seen in my...
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