A Recovering Southern Belle

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Angelina Emily Grimké Weld
Here is Angelina Emily Grimké Weld, a recovering Southern belle of South Carolina, in 1837, in her own words:

"Multitudes of the Southern women hold men, women and children as property. They are pampered in luxury and nursed in the school of tyranny; they sway the...

The Ideal Cavalryman vs. The Real Cavalryman

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The ideal cavalryman

The real cavalryman

(Sorry for the small sizes. Screen shots.)
Source -
A history of the First regiment of Massachusetts cavalry volunteers
Shiloh & Stones River
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After visiting Ft. Donelson last Tuesday I drove south and stayed in Savannah, TN. On Wednesday I went to Shiloh and Corinth, and Thursday visited Stones River in Murfreesboro. Here are a few photos from that trip. [Edit: I'm having trouble rotating the pictures on their side.]

If I remember correctly, this is Ruggles' Battery. Rebel artillery...

Where is it Wednesday, Gettysburg

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Thanks to @MRB1863 and @pamc153PA we are launching a new fun week day game! Where is it Wednesday! I'm hopeful that other hosted battlefield forums will jump on board! But we start with Gettysburg!

Where can this be found in Gettysburg?
Pettengill Revolver fix
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I have moved this topic from the Newcomers forum.

I have a Pettengill revolver with some busted spring inside. Mark Anaballi was kind enough to supply the info between the asterisks. My reply will be a reply below this one:

Greetings Kris

Here's a close up photo of my Pettengill's mechanism and spring. Hope that it has...

Heroism at the Trostle Farm. Bigelow's Battery

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In the Wrong Place, and All Alone

When General Sickles moved the 3rd Corps away from Cemetery Ridge and out to the Emmitsburg Road, he came to the realization that he didn't have enough infantry to cover all the ground he needed to.

He decided to cover a section of his line solely with artillery. This was...

Trivia Question 4-24-19 not about swine

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What did it mean if a Civil War sailor said that a vessel "hogs?"

credit: @hoosier

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