I just acquired a very rare shotgun and before I show the whole gun I want to know who this maker was. I think its French but can't make heads nor tails of this makers mark. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Once I find out who made it I will post the whole shotgun...
* The Rose Farm : The farm of George and Dorothy Rose is about two miles south of Gettysburg on the eastern side of Emmitsburg Road. George Rose was a butcher from Germantown, Pennsylvania, who had purchased the farm from Jacob Benner in 1858 for a little over $8,000. Evidence suggests that George did not live on the farm at the time of the...
The Food Forum at Civil War Talk is pleased to award Cook Awards for Authentic, Period, Recreated and History for June 1 thru 15, 2019. Thanks to all who post. It is another part of month with great recipes.
I was born April 1, 1841 in Charlestown Mass. Prior to the Civil War I was an illustrator/lithographer which came to good use during my Union service. I also had an interest in music which also served me well during the war.
I wrote the following letter to my mother and sister about the action...
I take this occasion to post 2 pictures for Fathers Day. The First is a photo of my Father, who in 1965
allowed me to read some of his many books. It was a book on The Civil War by somebody named
Foote. And the rest, as they say is all history...
The next one is entitled Following Dad
and was taken at a Living...
Seven months before the Battle of Franklin, Captain Pleasant M. Hope wrote this letter to his infant daughter whom he had never seen. He told his baby girl that this is "... the first letter you ever received."
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PS: The same bite referred to in my last message is also the main cause why Confederate rebels lost their fight by Civil War before it ever began for all practical intents or purposes. Why else does everyone else who's alive and rational today openly say with no shame whatsoever that Black Dispatches were THE single most valuable source of Union intelligence during the war.
I'm a rare visitor who lurks in silence here or there most often. But I saw your long thread on "Black Confederates," and replies to silly racist hillbilly rebel jerks, I had to stop dead in my tracks and say thank you for seeing reality the way it truly is. Like we Blacks have always had no choice but face solely due to our race as a downtrodden suppressed underdog - who bites dumb whites hard where it really hurts.