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Jan
12
by dawna at 6:08 PM
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Dorothea Lynde Dix was born on April 4, 1802 in Hampden, Maine. Her parents were Joseph and Mary Dix. Her father was a traveling preacher and alcoholic. Her mother was emotionally unstable and unable to handle the family responsibilities. Because her mother was unable to take care of her family alone, Dorothea cared for her two younger brothers and assisted with household chores. The pressure of...
Jan
12
by Trivia Master at 8:00 AM
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I am a well known Civil War General and I share something uncommon with Fidel Castro. Who am I and what is it we share?

credit: @Reb
Jan
11
by Legion Para at 8:45 AM
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Many Civil War uniforms have survived the ravages of time, but actual uniforms worn in battle are another matter. Meet a Gettysburg survivor.

https://www.bidsquare.com/l/65/shell-jacket-worn-battle-gettysburg-henry-h-stone

Shell Jacket Worn at the Battle of Gettysburg by Henry H. Stone,
Lot #: 65

Sergeant Henry H. Stone’s "Lucky Coat." An impeccably documented one-of-a-kind...
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