Where have all the young girls gone? (Part 1)

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Céline Léonie Frémaux was born March 21, 1850 in Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, Louisiana. The year 1862 found her living in Baton Rouge. At the age of twelve she observed a harsh reality of her life:

"In these few months my childhood had slipped away from me. Necessity, human obligations, family pride and patriotism had taken entire possession of my little emaciated body." {1}

Céline survived and would go on to marry Joseph Garcia and gave birth to a son named after his father. She died in 1935 at the age of eighty-five and is buried besides him in...​


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From September 1st 1682 Union Navy sailors over the age of 21 were given a pay raise of 5 cents a day.

credit: @Brenal

CivilWarTalk Throwback Thursday, 10 - 21 - 2021

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This week's Throwback Thursday regresses almost SIXTY FIVE years to ca. 1956-58 and a bit of ephemera from that then-favorite syndicated television series, The Gray Ghost! This was a boxed set of pencils and four or five approximately 8" X 10" color-by-number sheets that I obviously used as a pre-adolescent at the time. Unfortunately I didn't save the entire box cover, only the cut-down illustration below. Unfortunately (?) the other sheets are even lighter in color/contrast and unsuitable for reproduction.

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Anyone else...

Haunted Rotherwood

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Rotherwood Mansion has long been a landmark in my hometown of Kingsport, Tennessee. To believers of such things, it's reportedly one of the most haunted places in Tennessee. It was built in 1818 by Fredrick Ross. He and his family inherited several hundred acres of land along the Holston River running from Bay's Mountain to almost the Virginia line. He and his family were very wealthy and highly respected. He was the founder of Rossville that was later merged with Christianville to become "King's Port" or Kingsport. After financial setbacks, Ross sold the mansion to his bookkeeper, Joshua Phipps (1801-1861) in 1847...

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NM  Brown, John

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John Brown


Born: May 9, 1800
Birthplace: Torrington, Connecticut
Father: Owen Brown 1771 – 1856
(Buried: Old Hudson Township Burying Ground, Hudson, Ohio)​
Mother: Ruth Mills 1772 – 1808
(Buried: Old Hudson Township Burying Ground, Hudson, Ohio)​
1st​ Wife: Dianthe Lusk 1801 – 1832
(Buried: Brown Family Cemetery, New Richmond, Pennsylvania)​

2nd​ Wife: Mary Ann Day 1816 – 1884
(Buried: Madronia Cemetery, Saratoga, California)​

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