Civil War Belt Plate I purchased this past Saturday

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This is my first post! I spent much of my free time today reading older posts and found it fascinating! Thanks for the entertainment and knowledge!
I thought I would start off by posting a belt plate I bought at a local rural antique/flea mark
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et here in west...

Dan Sickles at 1st Massachusetts Monument Dedication?

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So I was scrolling through some photos on monument dedications for Massachusetts Gettysburg regiments and I came across this photo from the 1st Massachusetts' monument dedication on July 1, 1886.

Standing in front of the monument is a man in a large black hat with a mustache. Could it be Dan Sickles? I can't tell if...
Vicksburg Photos
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I am posting two views of an old photo from an pamphlet on Vicksburg, which I believe shows the Hall's Ferry Road and some Confederate earthworks. I posted two views one shows the road ( on the right) better than the other one. The other one shows more clearly the cannon and Tablet on the left side of the photo. The third is an old post card...

Trivia Question 03-18-19 I've been working on the Railroad

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I worked for the railroad, saved my money and invested wisely with the help of friends, becoming financially successful before the war. At the outset of hostilities, I joined the US cause. Although not a soldier, I served with distinction helping to assure the US victory. After the war, I gained even more success and fame. My name was known in...
Authentic Traditional Irish Donegal Oatcakes
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Tierney Tavern Blogspot
It's the month when we celebrate St. Patrick's Day so these traditional Irish oatcakes are perfect with butter and jam for breakfast or as a healthy snack.

Traditional Irish Donegal Oatcakes


1 1⁄2 cups stone-ground oatmeal

1 1⁄2 cups whole wheat flour, plus more...

Stono Slave Rebellion gave birth to "Juba" aka "Hambone" mixed with the Irish Jig invented Tap Dance

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Danny 'Slapjazz' Barber talks about the beat history and the lyrics at 2 minutes into the video:
Dancing the Juba:
Juba and elements of the Irish jig (clogging) evolve to tap dancing:

In 1842, the great English novelist Charles...

CWDigitalDigest Photographic Types, Vol. V, Episode 6

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Published on Mar 13, 2019

Join us for this episode as we head to Wisconsin at the H.H. Bennett Studio. We spend time with David Rambow as he explains the evolution of the photographic process and the different types of photography during the mid-19th Century. Enjoy the conversation and...

Your Irish Civil War Ancestry

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In honor of St. Patrick's Day . . .

Do you have Irish ancestors who served during in the war?

If so, tell us about them! :smile:

I personally don't have any Irish relatives, though that's not for lack of my family trying to claim we do. :D I was always told my family has Irish ancestry, but after...

Soldiers' Superstitions: Lucky Rabbit's Foot

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Confederates and Federals - Rabbits' Feet - A Steel Button
From the Detroit Free Press
As to whether the Confederate soldier was any more superstitious than the Federal, I neither admit nor deny, but I think the same superstitions in regard to battles probably prevailed...

Velocipedes, Not Just For Fun Anymore, Wheeled Freedom For War's Wounded

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Using a ' ladie's ' four wheeled velocipede, pre-war, to illustrate what variety may have been used for wounded. This was moved using one's arms, not pedals or just shoved along like some. Some genius must have gotten a good look at the growing list of maimed men and adapted our early bicycle-velocipede to give them...

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Hello John,

I hope all is well. This weekend I picked myself up a Spencer Serial #12760. I want to do some research on the rifle. I saw from another post that you have Roy Marcot’s book before I try and find a copy, I was hoping if you could tell me if there is any reference to a block of serial numbers in his book. Also I was wondering if you could point me in the right direction regarding research. Thank you.
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