The Mighty Newfoundland Dog

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Bulldogs, terriers, spaniels and mixed-breed dogs of all kinds accompanied soldiers during the Civil War. One of the breeds most frequently mentioned in regimental histories and soldiers’ memoirs is the Newfoundland dog, who appears time and again as a mascot or an individual soldier’s pet.



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Attention Current forum hosts, and anyone interested in becoming a forum host!

2019 is quickly approaching and we are planning to reorganize our staff for the new year!

We will be clearing the boards of ALL HOST STAFF! But don't panic, if you are a...

Announcement: CivilWarTalk 2019 Calendar Auction & Patron Giveaway

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You could win this calendar! As stylishly modeled by Ami!


On January 1st, 2019 we will be auctioning off one calendar, and giving another one away to one of our Patrons.

Look for our post on January 1, and place your bid. The proceeds will go to support CivilWarTalk!

One lucky...

" A Kiss Is Just A Kiss... ", When We Did A Lot More Of It

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' Our ' era, around mid-century 1800, unblushingly committed itself to kissing. No one had discovered how ' iew ' it was to let someone know they were lovely, or loved, or respected or cherished. So we kissed kinda a lot. NYPL

Could be we've become a lot more conscious about kissing since Lister pulled...

The Mariner’s Museum- America’s National Maritime Museum in Newport News, VA

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A rainy Thanksgiving weekend made for the perfect opportunity for our family to visit the Mariner’s Museum in Newport News, VA. We had no idea what to expect but what awaited us was more than a half day of wall to wall military and civilian maritime history. For purposes of this site I wanted to share a short...

Ami's SOA 2018 - My Year of Civil War Travels!

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This year has been a momentous one for travel to Civil War sites; indeed I've spent at least a month (just over four weeks total) on three separate vacations covering literally at least a couple of thousand miles through many Southern states, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania, like at Gettysburg above where I'm in the...

Mortar Fire

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Mortar fire at Gettysburg.....








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