Hvy.Arty Siege mortar drill

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Myself and my mortar crew drilled for first time today.after first few runs, we flowed smoothly through the process! One more practice weekend the live fire demo for the local public



Trivia 10-28-19 Who am I and what is my tie to the battle of Gettysburg?

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I was born on April 14, 1822, in Guyandotte, Virginia (now West Virginia). I graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1842. I accepted a commission as an ordnance officer. I fought in the Mexican war supporting Scott's siege train and fought with distinction in the Battle of Cerro Gordo and the siege of Puebla, Mexico. After the war, I worked at numerous sites as an ordnance officer. I was commissioned to write a new ordnance manual. It was 600 pages and it was the essential guide to ordnance officers in the Civil War. I hold eight patents including one for a rifle with an innovative rolling breechblock.I retired in 1882 after 40 years of ordnance service. I died in Palotka...

CWDigitalDigest Quinze - Vol. V, Episode 22

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Published on Oct 23, 2019

Playing cards was a popular past time before the war and was popular with soldiers during the war. We explore another game from the era called Quinze. Camp life was a common part of the Civil War soldiers experience and included in that were games of all kinds. Learning and playing period card games like Quinze is a great way to connect to history at events or at home.

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Civil War Digital Digest (CWDD) is your first stop for high quality videos on Civil...
Foto Friday 10/25
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Just got home from a few days camping. While we were out we stopped by New Market Battlefield. So this week let's see pictures from the last Civil War site you visited.

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Say What Saturday: George A Custer - "Give the boys Dixie."

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So much as a background to the picture; so much as the setting for the incident we now give, and which ever after endeared the memory of General Custer to everyone who was a witness to it... with a delicacy of feeling and magnanimity of spirit which only true chivalry can appreciate, as soon as the applause had subsided and the band ceased, he turned to its leader and said, "Give the boys Dixie."

The Battle of Sailor's Creek was fought April 6, 1865, near Farmville, Virginia, as part of the Appomattox Campaign. It was the last major engagement between the armies of Confederate General Robert E. Lee and Union...

CWT Invades Vicksburg 2019 Tour - We Are Live

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@rebel brit James N. @mkyzzzrdet @archieclement and @alan polk as Guide at Fort Cobun,Grand Gulf Military Park,Port Gibson,MS

CS Stephens, Alexander H.

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Alexander Hamilton "Little Ellick" Stephens
Vice President of the Confederate States of America

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Born: February 11, 1812

Birthplace: Crawfordville, Taliaferro County, Georgia

Father: Andrew B. Stephens 1782 - 1826
(Buried: Stephens Cemetery, Crawfordville, Georgia)​

Mother: Margaret Grier Stephens 1786 - 1812
(Buried: Stephens Cemetery, Crawfordville, Georgia)​

Wife: None



CS Benjamin, Judah P

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Judah Phillip Benjamin
Confederate States Secretary of State

Born: August 6, 1811

Birthplace: Saint Croix, West Indies

Father: Phillip Benjamin 1779 – 1852
(Buried: Jewish Cemetery at Hanover Street, Charleston, S.C.)​

Mother: Rebecca de Mendes 1784 – 1847
(Buried: Dispersed of Judah Cemetery, New Orleans, Louisiana)​

Wife: Natalie St. Martin 1815 – 1891
(Buried: Cimetere du Pere Lachaise, Paris...​

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 ★  -Happy Birthday General Dumont

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Ebenezer Dumont


Born: November 23, 1814

Birthplace: Vevay, Switzerland County, Indiana

Father: John L. Dumont 1787 – 1871
(Buried: Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana)​

Mother: Julia Louisa Corey 1794 – 1857
(Buried: Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana)​

Wife: Mary Ann Cheek 1822 – 1907
(Buried: Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana)​


Mary Fannie Dumont Braden 1840 – 1934​
(Buried: Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis...​

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