Brazos River Forts in 1/144 Scale

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These are the plans and guns for my models of CS Forts Bates and Sulakowski at the mouth of the Brazos River in Texas. They'll be for an upcoming exhibit at my pal Wade Dillon's museum in Freeport, Texas.

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March-April Trivia Game Scores - Final

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@General John S. Bowen, @streetwiseprof, and @WJC answered all questions correctly and are co-winners of the trivia game for March and April. Congratulations to all three and special congratulations to General John S. Bowen and streetwiseprof, both of whom are in the winner's circle for the first time.

Here are the scores for all those who answered at least two question correctly over the two months.​

General John S. Bowen 280
streetwiseprof 280
WJC 280
DBF 270
ErnieMac 260
Polloco 260
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Washington Historic State Park, Confederate Capital Of Arkansas

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Part I - Beginnings of the Present Park
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I previously featured a thread on what was formerly known as Old Washington Historic State Park, Arkansas, and realized that I hadn't visited there in years and had no recent photos showing it, so took advantage of the wonderful Spring weather we've been enjoying lately to travel there this past weekend to make a photo survey of most of the restored buildings in what was once one of the earliest and most important towns in this entire region. Washington owes its existence mainly to its location in what was then far...

05-05-21 Dogs!

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As young men, both of these future Civil War leaders had the experience of saving a dog from drowning. In one instance, the man even adopted the dog. Who were these two men?

credit: @LoyaltyOfDogs
First Delaware Cavalry Battalion
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Napoleon B. Knight of the First Delaware Cavalry Battalion in Westminster, MD - June 29, 1863. Includes a member of the 50th New York Engineers along Main Street. Taken before engaging in combat with Confederate cavalry under the command of J.E.B. Stuart that arrived in Westminster.
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Abraham Lincoln : Laid to Rest (May 4th, 1865)
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The body of the President Abraham Lincoln rested in this vault from May 4th to December 21st, 1865. It was then moved to another temporary vault that no longer exists today. His body was kept there until another vault was completed in 1874, only to be moved yet again in 1876. Why so many moves? Grave robbers! Body-snatching was a major problem in the 19th-century, mainly because it was so lucrative. Bodies were stolen from cemeteries and sold to hospitals for experimentation, or if the deceased was well known, the body could be held for ransom. Yes, many attempts were made to snatch the body of Abraham Lincoln in the hopes of holding his remains for ransom. One group of criminals managed...
Tell me more! Antique Pistol
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My wife went alone to a local auction a few years back and surprised me with one of the items she purchased for $57
The barrel seems somewhat short to me, but I am out of my realm with most antique firearms.
Was wondering what some of CWT experts can tell me.
(The handle grips were in terrible shape so I had a friend hand carve these replacements out of walnut. I kept the original handle grips, which had matching serial numbers on the inside of the grips)

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CS -Adams, Georgiana McDougall

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Georgiana McDougall Adams

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Born: May 1, 1835

Birthplace: Wisconsin

Father: Brevet Brig. General Charles McDougall 1804 – 1885
(Buried: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, Missouri)​

Mother: Maria Hanson 1803 – 1876
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