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Started by: @Mike Serpa
Nominated by @captaindrew

Mike Serpa has another great thread going that just hit the required 4th...

This was the greatest feat ever known in the history of the world

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USS Hartford​

There is, or has been a narrow gage RR from the town of Port Gibson to the landing at Grand Gulf. The bluffs back of the village and landing were selected for our batteries, and three siege guns, and four ten pound parrot guns, were placed in position and were soon ready for any...

Trivia Question 5-24-19 Memorial Day Weekend

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If you were a Civil War veteran returning to Gettysburg or an early tourist, you might have taken this home as a souvenir of your visit. Now it’s in the artifact collection at the Gettysburg National Military Park. What is it?

credit: @LoyaltyOfDogs

Bonus: Identify:...

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Civil War Talk Throwback Thursday, 5-23-19

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This week's throwback is only to last year and my marathon "excursion" to most of the major battlefields of the war, in this case Vicksburg NMP, Mississippi. This seemed appropriate since yesterday was the anniversary of U. S. Grant's last attempt to take the city by assault, and like the previous try on May 19...

History Kosher butchers in the 1860's

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While reading Mary Randolph's 1860 "The Virginia Housewife," I ran across this mention of kosher butchers.


It's obvious that any place with a substantial Jewish population needs a Jewish butcher. I wonder how widespread they were, and how many gentile housekeepers of the war era went to Jewish butchers for their meat?

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