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Jan
17
by PeterT at 11:18 PM
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The story of Chaplain Howell is one of the many smaller, but no less interesting, tales of the battle.

On the first day of the battle, the Union forces were retreating through the town. Captain Hubert Dilger, Battery 1, 1st Ohio Light Artillery, set up his guns on the town diamond, the position where the following 3 photos were taken. The Battery departed when the Confederate numbers were just too many. The...
Jan
17
by Gettysburg Greg at 7:16 AM
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Mathew Brady took at least three exposures of the Brian House on Cemetery Ridge in mid-July believing he was photographing the Leister House, Meade's HQ. Unfortunately, he must not have been aware of the significance of the Copse of Trees and the Angle which were within plain sight less than 300 yards away. The Brian house suffered significant damage from the Confederate artillery bombardment prior to Pickett's...
Jan
17
by donna at 7:04 AM
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This recipe for Soda Muffins is from 1862 and from "Civil War Recipes Receipts from the Pages of Godey's Lady's Book". It is a nice treat for breakfast. I think they would be good served with hot tea.

Soda Muffins

The following receipt affords a dish of light, spongy, most quickly made muffins: To two pounds of flour add one teaspoonful of soda, ditto cream of tartar and half teaspoonful of sugar; mix...
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