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Apr
18
by Eleanor Rose at 12:48 PM
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In the early 19th Century, puff puddings would have been known as sweet entremets, typically served in the second course of a multiple course meal. These were smaller versions of entrees or what restaurants today label as "small plates." Interestingly, sweet entremets were often...
Apr
18
by Jimklag at 6:27 AM
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This date in Civil War history
Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag

April 18, 1847 - Battle of Cerro Gordo - Mexican American War.

April 18, 1861 - Robert E. Lee is offered command of the United States Army.

April 18, 1861 - Troops begin to arrive in Washington, D. C.

April 18, 1861 - Federal forces withdraw from Harpers Ferry, Virginia.

April 18, 1861 - The US Army subsistence stores are seized at...
Apr
18
by AUG351 at 12:50 PM
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Pvt. Samuel King Vann, Co. C "Jefferson Warriors," 19th Alabama Infantry, Deas' Alabama Brigade, Army of Tennessee.

I was reading back through some accounts in the Atlanta Campaign volume of Time-Life's Voices of the Civil War series and thought this short letter by Pvt. Samuel K. Vann to his girlfriend, Miss Nancy Elizabeth "Lizzie" Neel, was one of the most touching - and kind of synonymous with the...
Apr
18
by lelliott19 at 12:36 AM
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Bullet forceps and extractors, of various types and sizes were in use during the Civil War. Traditional forceps (pictured at left) worked fine for removing round balls, but not very well for removing conical projectiles. The improved version (pictured right), manufactured by Jacob H. Gemrig, featured a cup shaped side with two curved prongs and the other side with only one curved...
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