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May
11
by Trivia Master at 8:00 AM
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A Civil War surgeon who created a manual on indigenous botanical substitutes for the medical stores made scarce by the Northern blockade . Who was he and what was the name of his book?

credit: @Northern Light
May
10
by Trivia Master at 8:00 AM
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A real life Union Civil War general and a fictional character in Margaret Mitchell’s “Gone With the Wind” shared the same name.

The general was born in New York State in 1822 and graduated from the U. S. Military Academy in 1843. He served in the Mexican War and in the Union Army in the Civil War, eventually attaining the rank of major general. Unfortunately, he had a knack for getting on the wrong side of the top brass, as he drew the ire...
May
10
by chubachus at 12:55 PM
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fencing and recruiting.jpg

"A carte-de-visite bust portrait photograph of Charles S. Lovell, who was appointed Assistant Provost Marshal General for Wisconsin in 1863. The cartes-de-visites feature an identified Lovell seated at a table below a sign encouraging enlistment, with soldiers fencing."

recruiting scene.jpg

"A carte-de-visite bust portrait photograph of Charles S. Lovell, who was appointed Assistant Provost Marshal...
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