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Jan
18
by JPK Huson 1863 at 7:02 AM
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cw julia dent grant.jpg cw julia dent grant2.jpg

From The White House website:

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Julia Dent Grant

Quite naturally, shy young Lieutenant Grant lost his heart to friendly Julia; and made his love known, as he said himself years later, "in the most awkward manner imaginable." She told her side of the story--her father opposed the match, saying, "the boy is too poor," and she answered angrily that she was poor herself. The "poverty" on...
Jan
18
by Gettysburg Greg at 8:24 AM
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SR Combo.jpg

The location of this famous image was mis-identified by Alexander Gardner in his 1866 sketchbook as being at the foot of Little Round Top. It was not until William Frassanito found the unique slanted rock seen at left center at the base of Big Round Top that the actual location was identified. Scattered among the rocks are several Confederate bodies yet unburied on July 6, 1863. The soldiers passing through here...
Jan
18
by KansasFreestater at 9:03 PM
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When Ulysses Grant was asked what kind of music he liked, he famously replied, "I know only two tunes. One of them is ‘Yankee Doodle’—and the other isn’t.”

It's a great quote. But it makes Grant sound like a bit of a curmudgeon, doesn't it? In reality, Grant suffered from a condition that didn't even have a name during his lifetime: congenital amusia. (The...
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