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Three brothers in the 15th Mississippi Infantry

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Ran across this image on Pinterest but with no description. According to A Hard Trip: A History of the 15th Mississippi Infantry, CSA by Ben Wynne, this is a photo of brothers (left to right) Thomas H., James H., and Lewis Alexander in Company I "Choctaw Guards" of the 15th Mississippi Infantry.

Although according to Lewis's Find A Grave memorial, the order is James, Thomas, and Lewis from L-R. In the...

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Brass Napoleon Award Nathan Bedford Forrest & Family

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Anyone besides me interested in discussing this gentleman? He is by far the most popular folk hero among southern civil war buffs west of the Appalachians except possibly for John Hunt Morgan and Robert E. Lee. It intrigues me that this man who was one of the larger slave dealers in the mid west could survive several brutal years of warfare and wind up helping the civil right's movement well before it's time. A legend in warfare tactics, his stories can still be heard in any town you spend a few hours in southern Tennessee and north Alabama...

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If all of Lincoln’s Presidential opponents in both the 1860 and 1864 election had all of their electoral votes combined, would there have been enough electoral votes to beat Lincoln in the election he received the fewest electoral votes? If so, which election?

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Who is he?

  • He was sworn in as a member of Company A, 5th Mounted Texas and served as a teamster.
  • His master was killed at Glorieta Pass.
  • He was wounded on the head by a piece of a shell.
  • He may be the only black that was entitled to a pension for service in the...

Recreated Heirloom Strawberry Shortcake

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Strawberry Shortcake (13917733299)
Ralph Daily from Birmingham, United States [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

It is definitely strawberry time in our area. I always have such wonderful memories of my son and daughter going to a local farm with me to pick strawberries. We always made a day of it and took a picnic lunch and picked until we almost fell over.

This recipe is from...

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  • Jefferson Finis Davis - Confederate Party

    Votes: 26 34.2%
  • Abraham Lincoln - National Union Party (Republican)

    Votes: 41 53.9%
  • George B. McClellan - Democratic Party

    Votes: 9 11.8%
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