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Oct
12
by Larryh86GT at 8:15 PM
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I took this photo yesterday evening. The monument to Brigadier General Alexander Hays is south of Gettysburg at the north end of Hancock Avenue in Ziegler’s Woods. Gen Aleander Hays monument Gettysburg 10-9-18.jpg
Oct
12
by bjett at 1:28 PM
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I am seeking additional info on this flag. It was placed in auction years ago by an ancestor of William Miller Owen of the famed Washington Artillery of New Orleans. In addition to the flag, letters and other papers of Owen's were auctioned. The flag measures 36" X 36" and the dye and thread analysis is consistent with Civil War period flags. I took a picture of a picture and have no idea of the numbers that...
Oct
12
by Trivia Master at 7:30 AM
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Of all the graduates of West Point from the class of !853, he achieved the highest command position, but, not the highest rank.

credit: @hughes

bonus:
This Union officer fought at Glorieta Pass, had once been expelled from a state legislature for striking another member, was ordered by General N.P. Banks to "correct the evil" of stragglers seizing commissary supplies, and died in a confrontation in which he told his...
Oct
11
by Eleanor Rose at 4:55 PM
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(Vintage Kitchen)
I grew up enjoying the dessert called Apple Brown Betty, a comfort dish of baked sliced apples with brown sugar under a crust of baked and buttery bread. It’s a cute name, but there's likely more to the story.

It appears Betty wasn’t just some generic lady dressed in an old-timey,...
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