CWDigitalDigest Pineapple - Vol. V, Episode 4

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A refreshing snack that you can try at home!

Published on Feb 13, 2019

In this episode we follow directions in the Kentucky Housewife, published in 1839, on how to eat pineapple fresh. We found this to be very simple, quick, and refreshing! Make up this simple treat for your next living...

February 17 In Civil War History

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On this day in Civil War history
Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag

February 17, 1804 - Samuel Read Anderson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Bedford County, VA.(d. 1883)

February 17, 1819 - After several days of sharp debate the House passes the Missouri statehood bill...

Reenactor Addresses Cadets at West Point Military Academy

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It's not everyday that a reenactor is invited to West Point US Military Academy. Dr. Curt Fields, who portrays General Ulysses S. Grant, was not only invited to visit, he was invited to address the Cadets of the Academy on January 11, 2019.

My friend, Don Lay, who is a talented photographer and also happens to be a...

Happening NOW: Women Soldiers in the Civil War on C-SPAN Today at 6pm EST 2.16.19

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Women Soldiers in the Civil War on C-SPAN
Historical interpreters Audrey Scanlan-Teller and Tracy McIntire tell stories of some of the women who disguised themselves as young men and fought in the Civil War. Dr. Scanlan-Teller and Ms. McIntire have previously...

14th Illinois at Shiloh

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14th Illinois Regimental Marker posted for a special Lady!

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The Civil War Dance Foundation will present its annual display "Colors of the Blue: The Flags of the Union Army" at the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center, 10AM to 4PM, Saturday, February 16. This display will include reproductions of the most common flags of the Union Army’s infantry, cavalry, and artillery units, and the flags...

How to nominate a Golden Thread

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We have great threads here at CivilWarTalk, and we are celebrating them!

The Criteria for the Golden Thread Award are:
  • Thread must have post activity in the last 30 days (at time of nomination)
  • Thread should be at least 4 pages long
  • Thread must be Civil War Content (no off topic posts like "Share...

Susie King Taylor, Iconic Heroine, A Nation's Midwife

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Yet another faux photograph of Susie King Taylor ( except when she is not )- edit November 5, 2015, correct ID by our author Rosefiend, please see post below, and will not remove this lovely young not-Susie King-Taylor photo because then Rosefiend's post will...
French & Belgian Infantry arms of the ACW
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This thread is intended as an educational thread on French & Belgian Arms used by the Infantry.

Joseph Douglass: A Groundbreaking Musician

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Frederick Douglass with grandson Joseph. Circa 1893 from the Randolph Linsly Simpson African-American collection.
Joseph Douglass was a groundbreaking African-American concert violinist and the grandson of famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass. His talent is sometimes attributed to Frederick who...

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