Gettysburg, Near 33rd Mass, What is it? Marker of sorts? Anyone know?

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This stone pillar/marker is very close to the 33rd Mass Monument. We saw it and didn't know what it was. It has some carving on it and some bored holes. Anyone know what it is/was?

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Memorial Day Period photo

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Thought this was most appropriate for Memorial Day. Cabinet card from my collection most likely created shortly after the monument was dedicated. Love the hand written caption on the bottom Thank you to ALL OUR veterans past and present

Monument reads

Foto Friday 5/24

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The weather does not always cooperate when you are traveling. Show us a photo that was not taken on a sunny day. This is Antietam in the fog,


Period Taffy or Vinegar Candy

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In the cookbook, "Queen of the Household", there is this recipe for Vinegar Candy:

One quart sugar, 1 pint water, 4 tablespoons vinegar, butter size of an egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla. Boil 20 minutes and pull it."

An updated version of Taffy or Vinegar Candy


2 cups sugar
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup vinegar
Cheatham Hill Dead Angle Illinois Monument
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Happy Memorial Day.
And Thanks to the people
that made it...

1962 Topps Civil War Trading Cards

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Here's the first 15 card images (front and back, 30 total) of the set of 88 cards (front and back, so 176 images total). For anyone as old as I am, they hold a lot of nostalgia. Maybe you collected them too as a kid...

#01 The Angry Man back.jpg

#01 The Angry Man Front.jpg

#02 President Jeff Davis back.jpg

#02 President Jeff Davis front.jpg

A time for us, Someday there'll be? NOT!

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A.P. Hill reportedly found love several times before he was to marry - but it is the love of Ellen Marcy that provided the most drama because it also brought his past room mate at West Point and future Union General George McClellan into the story. I was particularly impressed with the letter he addressed to...

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