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Nov
16
by lelliott19 at 11:03 PM
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William A Curtis, 2nd NC Cavalry, describing facilities at Camp Winder Hospital said: .....there was a little branch, and near it a Bath House for the use of the soldiers....
Nov
16
by SWMODave at 9:21 AM
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Courtesy San Francisco Museum

Springfield, October 30th. Asboth brought in his division this morning, and soon after Lane came at the head of his brigade. It was a motley procession, made up of the desperate fighters of the Kansas borders and about two hundred negroes. The contrabands were mounted and armed, and rode through the streets rolling about in their saddles with their shiny...
Nov
16
by Trivia Master at 8:00 AM
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I’ll weave a tale of adventure
To tell you of my fame
Despite my noble exploits
There are few who know my name.

Though some say ‘tis but fancy,
Just a manufactured story
I served in six great armies
Gaining knighthood and much glory.

When the Southern states seceded
Firing shells at Sumter’s wall
I offered up my sword in answer
To the Union’s call.

I led men from the Garden State
With boldness and with dash
In battle’s heat you’d find me...
Nov
15
by GELongstreet at 4:07 PM
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A few months ago I came upon a somewhat exotic-looking period revolving rifle that was completely new to me - which admittedly isn´t difficult as I´m not really into weapons and even much less into firearms. And I didn´t find it directly but via the screen; as it was somewhat prominently featured in the Australian 2016 bushranger film The Legend of Ben Hall.

English...
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