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Jul
09
by lelliott19 at 7:19 PM
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Private William M Dean, born November 15, 1838, suffered a "Barton's fracture" of his right arm. John Rhea Barton, an American surgeon, first described this type of fracture in 1838. A Barton's fracture is usually the result of a fall on an extended and pronated wrist.

Although the specific circumstances of Dean's injury are not known, the 26 year old was disabled from field service.

His arm probably looked...
Jul
09
by Pat Young at 4:34 PM
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Grant Statue Brooklyn, N.Y.
Major General Ulysses S. Grant is remembered at several locations in New York City. Grant's Tomb is the most famous memorial, but the often ignored Grant Statue in Brooklyn is one of the oldest equestrian representations of the general and president. I stopped by Grant Square today on the 155th Anniversary of Grant's July 4, 1863 victory at Vicksburg to take a...
Jul
09
by JPK Huson 1863 at 7:03 AM
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Put on your improbably fashionable apron, said the magazine and cook this up, one supposes, from the recipe section of the same magazine. Love to know if anyone accomplished either?

From Godey's Lady's Magazine, 1861, this ' receipt ', recipe, nearly went under my radar. Carrots, lard, simmer, strain..... and scent? Goodness! You put it on your...
Jul
09
by Gettysburg Greg at 6:35 AM
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Four months after General Reynolds was killed, members of his family came to Gettysburg to tour the battlefield. While in the area of Devil's Den they had a chance encounter with photographer P. S. Weaver who was photographing soldiers playing dead among the rocks. Below is one of at least two images in which the Reynolds family posed for a photograph. They are seen posing near Plum Run where Gardner photographed...
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