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Jul
13
by JPK Huson 1863 at 6:46 AM
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"Yes, another thread on our ladies in those uniforms variously known as Vivandieres. It's because between Vivandieres and Daughters of the Regiments and those who considered themselves one or the other were blurred lines. Plus some Vivandieres famously followed regiments literally to the front line like our Mary Tepe- some were not quite as steely or disallowed to be, fulfilling the role as they defined it from relative safety....
Jul
13
by Trivia Master at 8:00 AM
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I am the only person during the Civil War to be both an Admiral in the Navy and a Brigadier General in the Army. I protested to no avail that my promotion to Brigadier General was actually a demotion.
Who am I?

credit: @Copperhead-mi
Jul
12
by Mark F. Jenkins at 9:50 AM
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From the photostream of the photographic curator of the National Museum of the U.S. Navy:

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Landsman John Lawson, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism aboard USS Hartford during the Battle of Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Collected by William Edward Burqhardt Du Bois, circa 1900. During the Battle of Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864, while serving as a member of the ship's berth deck ammunition...
Jul
11
by John Hartwell at 9:51 PM
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An unidentified young bugler relaxes comfortably in a rocking-chair placed on a fancy carpet just outside his well-appointed tent. Hanging from a tree is a paper...
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