General George Pickett and family on ivory.

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Miniature colored photographs printed on ivory of LaSalle Corbell Pickett, General George E. Pickett, George Edward Pickett Jr. and David Corbell Pickett.

The Virginia Museum of History and Culture.
From the Collections of the Confederate Memorial Literary Society.

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Mother, "I am in tip top health and Spirits"

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If a mother must receive notice of the capture of her soldier son, it could hardly be better put than Capt. George Washington Whitman of the 48th New York Infantry wrote to his mother, allaying her fears for his well being:

Petersburg Va
Oct 2d/64


Dear Mother,

Here I am perfectly...

Vicksburg Monday Pic 2

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Looking up to he Tennessee lines from Thayer's Approach.

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Special 2020 Calendar Photo Contest!

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We are doing it! We are going to try to get a CivilWarTalk Calendar out for 2020!

Rules:
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  2. Each member may submit up to 3 photos for THIS contest.
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So - I wasn't going to do this but a member and good friend said I should and it would be appropriate so here goes; sorry if I'm just hogging space.

As some of you know, I volunteer at an historic cemetery doing research and restoration work. Last year, as a sort of 'graduation' prize, I got to take on a rather ambitious project and design...

Period Cook Awards For Authentic, Period, Recreated and History for July 1 thru 15, 2019

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The Food Forum at Civil War Talk is pleased to announce the Cook Awards for Authentic, Period, Recreated and History for July 1 thru 15, 2019. Thanks to all who posted.

The winners are:

@John Hartwell for...

Trivia Question 7-16-19 Amputation

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John Bell Hood was wounded in the leg at Chickamauga on September 20, 1863 resulting in a comminuted fracture which necessitated amputation.
1. Name the respected surgeon who performed the operation.
2. Which amputation technique/method was used - circular or flap method?
3. To whose residence was Hood taken after surgery?

credit...

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