Velocipedes, Not Just For Fun Anymore, Wheeled Freedom For War's Wounded

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Using a ' ladie's ' four wheeled velocipede, pre-war, to illustrate what variety may have been used for wounded. This was moved using one's arms, not pedals or just shoved along like some. Some genius must have gotten a good look at the growing list of maimed men and adapted our early bicycle-velocipede to give them...

Period Cook Awards March 1 thru 15, 2019 for Authentic, Period, Recreated and History

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The Food Forum at Civil War Talk is pleased to announce Cook Awards for March 1 thru 15, 2019 for Authentic, Period, Recreated and History. There were many great posts.

Thanks to all who posted.

The winners are:

@Cheswick for...

Col. Thomas Cass, of Massachusetts' "Irish 9th"

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This intimidating gentleman is identified by LoC as Col. Thomas Cass, commander of the 9th Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, the first "Irish Regiment" to take the field for the Union.

Title: [Col. Thomas Cass, 9th Mass. Infantry, full-length portrait, standing, facing left, in uniform]

Living History Event Hurricane Shoals Mayfield,Georgia.Sept,17&18 2016

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Video Discussion: Women and African Americans at Gettysburg

For All the Gettysburg Beard Complainers

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For all of you who complained about Tom Berenger's Beard in "Gettysburg", get a look at this. This is an actual real Civil War beard.


It doesn't get much worse, poor guy!

Foto Friday 3/15

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It's seems like a good day to tour the Museums and Visitor's Centers.

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Rick Reeves art

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the bloody sixth - 6th MS at Shiloh TN 6 apr 1862


Pickett's mill - texans of br gen Hiram Bronson Granbury vs lt col William Babcock Hazen bde -...

Smashing of Scales' North Carolina Brigade on July 1

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Tablet image from Scales portrait from Library of Congress

The Confederate brigade under Brig. Gen. Alfred Moore Scales sustained upwards of 800 casualties within a period of about 10 minutes on the afternoon of July 1. Scales' North Carolinians, along with Perrin's South Carolinians...

Caption This! week 12

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Caption this!


photo credit: @ARW

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