Aunt Hannah's Folk Medicine, Beaufort, 1862

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Lavender has made a comeback as remedy for everything from headaches to inflammation to healing one's soul. At one time these herbals were mainstream medicine, by the 1860's were already considered archaic as medicine ' progressed '. Mostly.

August, 1862
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Trivia Question 1-18-19 Parody & Bonus

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General Bragg’s Chattanooga Bye-Bye
(a song to the tune “Chattanooga Choo Choo”)

Pardon me Bragg, you had a rout in Chattanooga,
It was a fight, but the Yanks got it right.
You’ve had a time, dealing with in-fighting.
Your generals are mad, sure made us glad.

You had your Forrest, Hill, Bruckner, Hardee all hating you,

M1859 USMC sword???

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I picked this sword up at auction recently, under the impression it was an 1850 Foot Officer's sword (I've never owned one), which is what the listing stated. I knew they weren't typically made by Horstmann with leather grips, but thought it might have been some kind of anomaly, rewrap, etc. Upon researching further...

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First Manassas: A Visit to Matthews Hill

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Above, an NPS Ranger-led talk on Matthews Hill, which has been only relatively recently opened for interpretation.

The battle of First Manassas began here on Matthews Hill around 9:30 a.m. the sultry morning of July 21, 1861 when the leading Federal brigade of Rhode Islanders commanded by Col. Ambrose Burnside...

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