Amoskeag Machine Shop Lathe

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This turned out the large brass rings of the gun turrets for Union Ironclads. I wasn't sure if the photo should be here or in the Naval Forum. This showed up today on a Manchester, NH History Forum I'm on.

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Rare Revolver and Holster

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Photos of a rare Wm W Marston revolver and its unmarked holster. Although it is of similar design the Whitney Navy revolver does not fit in the holster.
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Trivia Question 9-12-13 I've seen this somewhere...

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Question

An inventive man I was, and in some cases ahead of my time,
as I rode about Connecticut with my “steam car” I designed.
But it proved to be too noisy, and the locals said it’s done,
so as the war began, I would promote and build my gun.

My gun was rather expensive, and to sell it was quite hard,
until I demonstrated my rifle...

A month of Soldiers 'Coffee' Tales

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September 29th is National Coffee Day and during the month, I will be posting soldier accounts of their adventures of making and drinking coffee during the war. Since some of these accounts (as of today I have 16 to post in this thread) may not be what one would like to read when...

Discussion Where would you go!!

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If you could go back to any time in the history of this nation, where would you go? I believe I would choose the Lewis & Clark Expedition.

Discussion Pvt. W.P. Mealor, Cobb's Legion, Used a pocket knife to cut off leg shattered by cannon ball

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The Athens banner. (Athens, Ga.) April 26, 1912, Image 24

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W.P. Mealor Find a Grave.

Returned to action & joined Capt. Henry A. Gartrell’s Co. of Forrest’s Cav.

The McDuffie progress. (Thomson, Ga.) February 07...
The National Aviary in Pittsburgh
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I saw that CWT had this prior thread about the National Aviary in Pittsburgh. That thread is now locked, which is why I started this one.

I visited the aviary last summer. My sister and I have special memories there because we took our mother there...

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