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Nov
16
by Trivia Master at 7:30 AM
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Maybe you’ve carried a rabbit’s foot for luck or made a wish on a turkey wishbone. But you’ve probably never carried this good luck charm, given to a Confederate officer by his mother. What was the item and who was the officer?

credit: @LoyaltyOfDogs

Bonus:

Who Am I?
11-16-bonus.jpg

credit: @GELongstreet
Nov
15
by JPK Huson 1863 at 7:50 AM
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nutmeg crop.jpg nutmeg crop 2.jpg
Nutmeg recipes always get my vote- inclusion in this pudding , in some recipes makes it a little bit of a puzzle. ' Indian ' with spices grown in the West Indies or ' Indian ' because Columbus wouldn't budge on where he was?

He was really certain the folks already here were residing in India. How the term ' Indian ' wasn't corrected in a big hurry when it was ascertained an...
Nov
15
by lelliott19 at 10:24 PM
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Lee's Dangerous Confidence.JPG
On the occasion of Longstreet's visit to Antietam in 1893, a correspondent of the Washington Post recorded the General's opinions on a number of topics. In this part of the interview, General Longstreet says that General Lee did not usually underestimate his opponent, but may have tended to overestimate the abilities of his own army.

"Do you think general, as has been alleged, that General Lee's...​
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