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Oct
16
by JPK Huson 1863 at 7:28 AM
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It's a famous Harper's weekly illustration from 1861, when ' patriotism ' was on every lip. Watertown, Mass.'s arsenal complex employing women to stock the war's deadliest side was felt to be worthy of a sketch for the folks back home. Coverage of Pittsburgh's disaster in 1862 except in Pittsburgh was abysmal. Neither tragedy made it into Harper's Weekly or Frank Leslie's coverage of current...
Oct
16
by oddballaffliction at 7:49 AM
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Hi everyone,

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I came across this button many years ago and STILL have not been able to identify it. It appears to be an american eagle, with olive branch and arrows, but does not have a shield. It has a crown and wreath back mark, and is solid cast. It also appears to have been made into a hat pin at some point. I have been collecting MANY years and have done a lot with buttons of...
Oct
16
by donna at 7:37 AM
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The Food Forum at Civil War Talk is pleased to announce the Cook Awards for Oct.1 thru 16, 2017. Thanks to all of you who post in this forum. All recipes and threads on food are appreciated.

The winners are:

@Stiles/Akin for "Musconado Sugar",...
Oct
16
by Trivia Master at 8:00 AM
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Who did both Northern and Southern soldiers call the "graybacks"?

credit: @JohnW.
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