Monument Monday, April 22, 2019

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Since no one else seems to have started Monument Monday so far this week, here's my contribution of the monuments placed at the beginning (above) and end (below) of the Andrews Raid or Great Locomotive Chase in April, 1862. Except for details relating to the beginning or end of the chase, the two are...

Trivia Question 4-23-19 Who are We

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We both lived with the risk – quite literally; it's our family name. He went to West Point, was in a famous graduating class and became best friends with a Main rebel, then went on to Mexico but left the army to run the family's steel factory with his brother. And he was only fiction. I, however, was very real. I was with an artillery unit...

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Sutherland Station

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Yesterday I visited the site of the Battle of Sutherland Station, then drove along the path of the retreat to Appomattox. I'll post pictures from Appomattox and along the route of the retreat later. Here are a few to give a sense of the Sutherland site.

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Shipbuilding anyone?

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In this picture of a naval yard, the ship (under repair? construction?) is encased in scaffolding. Is there a particular technical name for that scaffolding?

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Another, less fancy version. (Not civil war location, but similar time frame).

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Shooting the Burnside Carbine

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See a few thread from guys with Burnside carbines, but is anyone shooting theirs? Here's mine:

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Here is what I am shooting: 348gr lead bullet over 35-45gr FF Pyrodex in a brass case. I use no fillers, but do use a .45 cal lubed wad between bullet and powder. Standard RWS musket cap provides the spark. This...

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