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Aug
21
by Trivia Master at 7:30 AM
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What United States soldier was awarded the Medal of Honor...

1) as a Private
2) from a fabled Regiment that had taken severe casualties at a famous battle
3) for an action that took place the day after his regiments's most famous event
4) shared a last name with a much higher ranked United States officer

credit: @hughes
Aug
20
by donna at 3:19 PM
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lemonade.jpg

Many of the earliest Southern cookbooks included recipes for lemonade. One was the 1824 cookbook, "The Virginia Housewife" by Mary Randolph. She simply advised mixing freshly pressed lemon juice with water and sugar to taste. That wasn't much of a recipe but lemonade became very popular in the South.

The key is a basic balance and smooth texture, and simple syrup made with regular granulated white cane sugar....
Aug
20
by USS ALASKA at 9:29 AM
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68_pounder_fort_nelson.jpg

A 68-pounder on a replica carriage at Fort Nelson

upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b5/68_pounder_fort_nelson.JPG

While reading @rebelatsea 's excellent thread on the surplus Bombay Marine vessels - https://civilwartalk.com/threads/the-bombay-marine-offer-to-the-cs-government.107715/ - he wrote the following...

Aug
20
by Gettysburg Greg at 7:35 AM
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A T&N using one of Mathew Brady's three photographs taken on the McPherson farm in which he posed with back to camera. In my now image I am standing near the same spot as Brady.
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