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Apr
26
by Buckeye Bill at 9:14 AM
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* The North Carolina State Historic Marker on Bennett Memorial Road.

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In April of 1865, Federal General William T. Sherman and Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston met at the Bennett Place in North Carolina and negotiated the largest troop surrender of the Civil War. It was at the Bennett Place and not at Appomattox Court House, that the war in the East finally came to a close. Now preserved as a state historic...
Apr
26
by Trivia Master at 8:00 AM
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A Pine tree was planted on the Gettysburg Battlefield commemorating something that started happening in 1917.

What was the Pine Tree commemorating and what makes its planting so unusual?

credit: @Wallyfish
Apr
25
by donna at 7:24 AM
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bergoo.jpg
*not an actual representation

I just got copy of William C. Davis' book, "A Taste of War". It has chapter on recipes. I was attracted to this recipe as was from General Basil Duke , a fine Kentucky soldier and was recipe for a great Kentucky dish, Burgoo.

Gen. Basil Duke's Kentucky Cavalry Burgoo

"As for the 'burgoo,' no description can give one who has never tasted it an idea of its...
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