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Sep
15
by Trivia Master at 8:00 AM
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I was once a strong Jacksonian Democrat who became a Republican. For most of my career, I was a newspaper editor, and I expected to become the Postmaster General, but was given a different post instead. Who am I?

credit: @Mark F. Jenkins
Sep
15
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by donna at 6:31 AM
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The Food Forum at Civil War Talk is pleased to present the cook awards for Sept. 1 thru 15. There were many interesting threads and recipes. Thanks to all for posting.

The winners are:

@allenhs for "Commissary in Battle".

@Anna Elizabeth Henry for...
Sep
15
by civilwartalk at 9:13 PM
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While not strictly Civil War, I'm giving myself a waiver and posting the following fundraiser for my sons' Pack...

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Please help Cub Scout Pack 23 of Inwood, West Virginia! We have 20 young boys in our Pack that need your help!

This year will be the first year the Ami and I are running a portion of our fundraising efforts. Last year our expenses exceeded the funds we raised, and we are hoping to...
Sep
14
by Mike Serpa at 7:02 AM
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I asking about the spots on James Butler Hickok's hand (red arrows). Are they just some of the many spots on this photo? Or, are they part of a strap of his gloves (green arrows)? Maybe the left red arrow is a pinkie ring and the other red arrows are spots? Wha chu think?
Source: http://www.mendotamuseums.org/WBH.htm
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After the Civil War broke out in April 1861, James Hickok became a teamster for the...
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