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May
18
Lieutenant Colonel Gustave Cook.jpg
by chubachus at 4:46 PM
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He appears to be handing a message to a subordinate. The African American man in the background looks to be holding a blanket to adjust lighting for the photograph.

Source.

"In 1861 he enlisted as a private in the Texas Army, and was under Van Dorn in the capture of Federal troops and stores in this State. In the same year, he became a private in the Eighth Confederate...
May
17
by donna at 5:55 AM
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There were so many great recipes for May 1 thru 15. It was so hard to select the winners for the Cook Awards.

The Food Forum of Civil War Talk is pleased to announce the Cook Awards for May 1 thru 15. They are:

@Awanita for Civil War Orange Cake,...
May
15
by Trivia Master at 7:28 AM
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This weapon, made in the South, was shorter than the standard rifle musket and made for .58 caliber ammunition. What was it and where was it made?

credit: @chellers

Bonus:

This Maryland man hid John Wilkes Booth and David Herold in a pine thicket and provided them with food and newspapers before they took a boat to Virginia?

credit: @kholland
May
14
by James N. at 5:19 PM
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Jackson by Don Troiani
Jackson is With You.jpg

I was recently reminded that I have put no gallery in this forum to showcase the many "popular" modern art prints featuring Jackson and his exploits. It seems the market for "collectable" art prints like this has fallen on somewhat hard times, because I found not one but two examples of...
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