Forgotten Officer Friday - Brig. General Daniel Tyler

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About three years ago around New Years I traveled over to Alabama I made a stop in Anniston Alabama. In Anniston I visited the grave of one of the founders of the town which happened to be a Union Army Brigadier General named Daniel Tyler. A couple of...

Meme Winners Week 32

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*so jsut to let you know this week was super hard! Adam walked over to me and said "mom, why do you randomly keep...

Oakwood Cemetery, Jefferson, Texas

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Recently returned from the annual Texas Civil War Symposium in Jefferson, Texas, I thought I'd post these photos in a new thread instead of adding them to existing ones. Prior to the...

Trivia Question 8-16-19 & bonus

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I jumped ship on April 19, 1862 and disappeared. A $1,000 reward was offered for my apprehension. A group of young boys found me about two weeks after I vanished. Who am I?

credit: @BrianB

I was a graduate of Mercer University in my home state. I represented my home county at my states secession convention where...

Period History of the Chuck Wagon

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Attribution: Larry D. Moore

Charles Goodnight is credited with inventing the chuck wagon. In 1866, he and his partner, Oliver Loving, were going to take a herd of 2000 cattle from Fort...

More Friends Who Didn't Play Well Together

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Thomas C Hindman
So many men from Arkansas followed Hindman to war, his oversized force was called Hindman's Legion. Many were soon moved to smaller units.
Soon after reaching Greenville, the adjutant of Hindman’s regiment was taken sick and I was temporarily assigned to that position. I...

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