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Where have all the young girls gone? (Part 1)

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Céline Léonie Frémaux was born March 21, 1850 in Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, Louisiana. The year 1862 found her living in Baton Rouge. At the age of twelve she observed a harsh reality of her life:

"In these few months my childhood had slipped away from me. Necessity, human obligations, family pride and patriotism had taken entire possession of my little emaciated body." {1}

Céline survived and would go on to marry Joseph Garcia and gave birth to a son named after his father. She died in 1935 at the age of eighty-five and is buried besides him in...​

10-22-2021

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From September 1st 1682 Union Navy sailors over the age of 21 were given a pay raise of 5 cents a day.
Why?

credit: @Brenal

CivilWarTalk Throwback Thursday, 10 - 21 - 2021

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This week's Throwback Thursday regresses almost SIXTY FIVE years to ca. 1956-58 and a bit of ephemera from that then-favorite syndicated television series, The Gray Ghost! This was a boxed set of pencils and four or five approximately 8" X 10" color-by-number sheets that I obviously used as a pre-adolescent at the time. Unfortunately I didn't save the entire box cover, only the cut-down illustration below. Unfortunately (?) the other sheets are even lighter in color/contrast and unsuitable for reproduction.

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NM  Brown, John

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John Brown

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Born: May 9, 1800
Birthplace: Torrington, Connecticut
Father: Owen Brown 1771 – 1856
(Buried: Old Hudson Township Burying Ground, Hudson, Ohio)​
Mother: Ruth Mills 1772 – 1808
(Buried: Old Hudson Township Burying Ground, Hudson, Ohio)​
1st​ Wife: Dianthe Lusk 1801 – 1832
(Buried: Brown Family Cemetery, New Richmond, Pennsylvania)​

2nd​ Wife: Mary Ann Day 1816 – 1884
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