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Nov
15
by lelliott19 at 6:43 PM
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Brig Gen John Simpson Bratton
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=9506

Apparently, Bratton had a pretty dry sense of humor. Bratton demonstrates his sarcastic wit in this report of his brigade's activities on May 12, 1864 during the Battle of Spotsylvania:

......Unfortunately, the commander of the battery informed me that his orders were to save ammunition,...
Nov
15
by AUG351 at 7:13 PM
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GARZA, JOSÉ RAFAEL DE LA (ca. 1838–1864). José (Joseph) Rafael de la Garza, Tejano land owner, Confederate officer, and the son of José Antonio de la Garza and María Josefa Menchaca, was born in San Antonio about 1838. His father was one of South Texas’s most important landowners who was “the first in Texas to coin money and the first to use the Lone Star as an emblem.” José Antonio de la Garza and his...
Nov
15
by AndyHall at 10:35 PM
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Those of you who are longtime board wargamers (and especially fans of the old SPI games) will know the name of Richard Berg. In 2001 he published Confederate Rails (above), described thus at Board Game Geek:

Confederate Rails is a game that allows the players to operate the historical railways of the Confederate States of America (CSA) during the American Civil War. Not only do they...
Nov
15
by Eleanor Rose at 8:40 PM
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“Americans responded to death as a constant companion, and even embraced it with resignation and ritual. Americans...were intimately acquainted with death. Victorians embraced mourning as a sub-culture. It impacted how people dressed, how they behaved in society, and even how they decorated their homes. Women were responsible for mourning in the family, and carried the...
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