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Jan
16
by Eleanor Rose at 9:25 AM
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In Wedding Cakes and Cultural History, one of the few book-length histories on the subject, the author, Simon R. Charsley prefaces his research with a story of one contemporary couple who refused to have a...
Jan
16
by TennesseeRiverHistory at 12:01 AM
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My dad found this near the Tennessee River just across the state line in Alabama while deer hunting back in the late 1950’s. We had it examined by a local civil war dealer at Shiloh that later worked with antiques roadshow. I remember that he said that there was only one Union gunboat that carried the particular cannon that would’ve fired that shot but I cannot recall the name of the vessel. Where it was found...
Jan
16
by AndyHall at 3:31 PM
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Everybody knows about the famous Confederate ironclad Virginia, even if they insist on calling the vessel by its previous name, Merrimack. But there was an earlier Confederate ironclad, that went into action in the defense of New Orleans in the fall of 1861, almost five months before Virginia steamed out of Norfolk to attack the Union fleet anchored in Hampton Roads....
Jan
16
by LoriAnn at 2:49 AM
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That's right. Even back then, someone asked, "Are my calves too small?" Harold wanted stronger lats. Mildred wondered if her butt looked too big in her dress. (Seriously, Mildred? We can't see anything in that dress.) And Horatio was frequently caught gazing smugly in the mirror whilst flexing. "Sun's out,...
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