The Food Forum at Civil War Talk is pleased to award the Cook Awards for Authentic, Recreated, History and Period for Dec. 1 thru 15, 2018. There were so many great recipes to choose from. Thanks to all of you who posted. The winners are:
According to’100 Great Battles of the Rebellion’, 259 regiments served at Gettysburg with an average loss of 12 killed. 249 regiments served at Fredericksburg with an average loss of 5 killed. 48 regiments served at this battle with an average loss of 19 killed. What was this battle?
California newspaper, 1925. Mrs. Annie De Pue Glud emerged from the Civil War closet where so many female soldiers remained behind frock coats. ' Tommy Hunley ', 11 years old that day in 1862 trailed off to war in her father's wake. One, more drummer boy.
Veterans did not tend to tolerate frauds. That Annie Glud belonged to the GAR means Tommy Hunley saw war.
With thanks to @John Hartwell ( again ) for the ' referral '. A huge amount of ' female soldier ' accounts are dismissed as apocryphal or women looking for attention or heck, plain old made up. Like they were Bigfoot sightings...
The following is an excerpt from “Longstreet's Courier—Memorable Words of Confederate Leaders--A Time when they were Sorely Tried--What Might Have Been--The Part Played by Hood” by William Youngblood, of Alabama:
For many years I have thought of writing out for the public what I know of the battle of Gettysburg; but the political surroundings of myself and of him conspicuously interested have deterred me. To everyone to whom I have ever told this incident of my soldier's life he has said that I ought to reduce it to writing and give it to the world or to the people of this country--that it might go into the archives. I have determined to...
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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.