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Jan
16
by JPK Huson 1863 at 7:22 AM
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Sojourner's portrait from her 1853 book by Olive Gilbert, forward by Harriet Beecher Stowe, " Narrative of Sojourner Truth, Northern Slave "

Sojourner Truth is a huge reason the later women's rights movement has never violently interested me. Her most famous speech " Ain't I a Woman ? " was plowed right over when former abolitionists Cady and Anthony threw their black supporters under the bus. Ever...
Jan
16
by donna at 7:15 AM
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The Food Forum at Civil War Talk is pleased to announce the cook awards for Jan. 1 thru 15, 2018. There were so many great threads and recipes. We are off to a good start for the new year. Thanks to all who have posted.

The winners are:

@Albert Sailhorst "January is National Hot Soup Month", Mock Turtle...
Jan
16
by Trivia Master at 8:00 AM
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I was born in Pennsylvania, the son of immigrants. After graduating from what is now Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a degree in Civil Engineering. I went to work for my father, also a Civil Engineer. At the start of the rebellion, I enlisted as a private and later became an aide of a prominent officer. I participated in several battles and had a key role in one of the best known. My manner was often seen as curt and direct: General...
Jan
15
by donna at 6:35 AM
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Our weather has turned cold again. With the flu season here and the cold weather, thought these Hot Apple Toddy Recipes be good to post.

Blue Grass Apple Toddy

Dissolve 2 lumps of sugar in 1 ounce of hot water. Add a hot baked apple and 1 1/2 ounces of good high-proof old Kentucky whisky.

Hot Apple Toddy, Virginia Recipe

Roast (not bake) thoroughly 1 dozen medium-sized juicy apples. (Winesaps, pippins, or...
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