Although I'm not IN this week's Throwback Thursday photo, I DID at least take it, back in July, 1961 during a marathon vacation trip with my mother, who drove all the way from Dallas, Texas to Gettysburg and back! The subject is the much-fought-over and now desecrated monument and grave of Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest in Memphis, Tennessee on the only occasion I believe I ever visited it. This was well before the cancerous growth of the hospital subsequently engulfed what I remember as still a residential neighborhood. Happily, as recounted in Forums threads, General and Mrs. Forrest will soon be removed and reunited with the handsome...
I did not find this one, but I purchased this from a local Gettysburg shop when I was a 16 year old.
(That was long ago!!)
It cost me $1.50, and that was a good price even then. Found near the Wheatfield battlefield no
doubt long ago. I have seen CW bullets in wood kept in little blocks of wood very similar to this one.
See the tape saying this was found in the Wheatfield? I made that when I got this. Under that is an
older ink mark saying the same thing, like from an ink stamp.
Amazing Grace, written by a man, who was a slaver, and in the midst of a terrible storm at sea, made a promise. The poem that is the basis of the song, has many, many stanzas. This morning I did a recording at school, in between Living History presentations...it’s only two verses, but it gives you an idea of what I sound like. I do so hope you enjoy.
Numerous books have been written about Lee and his famous horse Traveller. But many that have studied the two civil war icons know little about other horses he owned or the struggles he had maintaining a steady supply of the essential...
I would love to hear what the professionals here say about my impression for an infantry man in the 2nd S. C. Rifles, late 1863 - 1865. Before that I had a very basic gear for our second unit in our club, the Brook's Light Artillery. But this now is my first complete impression for an infantry man. Don't be shy, praise and critisism are very welcome!
Front entrance of the Oneida Community Mansion House (Public Domain)
You have probably heard someone say something like, “We have a complicated relationship.” Well, the Oneida Community, founded by John Humphrey Noyes in 1848 in Oneida, New York, puts a whole other spin on it.
Among other things, this community strongly believed in a system of free love known as complex marriage, meaning any member was free to have sex with any other who consented. John Humphrey Noyes believed that complex marriage would move people beyond divisive commitments to a single partner or family...
This is a very large 16x20 framed picture of what I think is Ulysses S. Grant and his wife Julia. If it is him, it would have to be late in his life since he had died in 1885. It was framed in an old wood back frame with ornate plaster design. The surface has mold but still has a glossy surface. It looks like it has a layer of paper over the hard cardboard. Is it the albumen process? Thanks in advance.
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The American Civil War, arguably the most traumatic event in the history of the United States, was fought from 1861 to 1865, and was the culmination of sectional issues which deeply divided the country between a pro-Federal government North and a pro-states rights, in the pro-slavery South, whose eleven states formed a breakaway government called the Confederate States of America. The costliest war in terms of human lives, the American Civil War claimed in excess of 620,000 battle or disease-related deaths - roughly two percent of the country's total population, and nearly more deaths than all other American wars combined.