Christmas Pickle Civil War Story

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Must say this is new to me, both the tradition and the Civil War story as one of the potential beginnings of the tradition.

First, the tradition:
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What is the Christmas Pickle tradition?
It’s an ornament shaped like a pickle that families treat as a game. On Christmas Eve, parents hide the...

Civil War Talk Throwback Thursday, 12-20-18

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It's a little early, I know, but not only has the site been having problems lately, tomorrow my public library won't be opening until 4 pm, so I thought I'd get this out early rather than late, especially after missing last week while working on my Fredericksburg thread...

Trivia Question 12-21-18 Merry Christmas!

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True or False?

The Confederacy desperately tried to buy or commission new ships in various European countries, several not being ready in time. But two ships intended for their navy were sold to somebody else, one before they got their hands on it and one by the Confederates themselves. The buyers were two European countries who...

2018 Member of the Year!!!!

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Congratulations to @Tom Elmore
He has been voted our member of the year for 2018!
Keep up the great work!

Weird Beard Award

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They had some weird facial hair in the 1800s, but this one of the strangest beards I've ever seen! He'll never need a scarf, that's for sure.

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Sweethearts

Merry Christmas from Soldiers Tales

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