Bulldogs, terriers, spaniels and mixed-breed dogs of all kinds accompanied soldiers during the Civil War. One of the breeds most frequently mentioned in regimental histories and soldiers’ memoirs is the Newfoundland dog, who appears time and again as a mascot or an individual soldier’s pet.
Captain Frederick Barton and the NCOs of Co. E, 10th Massachusetts Infantry, with their Newfoundland dog. Taken at Camp Brightwood, Washington, DC, in August 1861 (Massachusetts MOLLUS Collection at the Army Military History Institute)
' Our ' era, around mid-century 1800, unblushingly committed itself to kissing. No one had discovered how ' iew ' it was to let someone know they were lovely, or loved, or respected or cherished. So we kissed kinda a lot. NYPL
Could be we've become a lot more conscious about kissing since Lister pulled back the covers on hygiene or perhaps we've gone a little overboard creating distance between all of us; kissing has just, plain gone out of style. What's weird is, while we've apparently dispensed with any idea whatsoever anything at all is distasteful...
A rainy Thanksgiving weekend made for the perfect opportunity for our family to visit the Mariner’s Museum in Newport News, VA. We had no idea what to expect but what awaited us was more than a half day of wall to wall military and civilian maritime history. For purposes of this site I wanted to share a short photographic synopsis of the major attractions at the museum. Admission is permanently 1.00 Federal Dollar! I’m not kidding either.
The USS Monitor Conservatory is on the premises and we were also able to meet the President of the museum and ask any...
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The American Civil War
The American Civil War, arguably the most traumatic event in the history of the United States, was fought from 1861 to 1865, and was the culmination of sectional issues which deeply divided the country between a pro-Federal government North and a pro-states rights, in the pro-slavery South, whose eleven states formed a breakaway government called the Confederate States of America. The costliest war in terms of human lives, the American Civil War claimed in excess of 620,000 battle or disease-related deaths - roughly two percent of the country's total population, and nearly more deaths than all other American wars combined.