Cook Awards for Authentic, Recreated, History and Period for Dec. 1 thru 15, 2018

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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:

Eleanor Rose for "Grand Army Punch".

Anna Elizabeth Henry for "Orange Nuts".

Legion Para for "Brandy vs Sugar-18th Century Fruit Preservation".

Albert Sailhorst for...

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Trivia 12-17-18 Name That Battle

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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?

credit: @SWMODave

Annie De Pue, 11 Year Old Tennessee Drummer Er, Boy

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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.

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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...

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General Lee Did Say It Wasn’t General Longstreet’s Fault!

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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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Adoniram Judson Warner


Born: January 13, 1834

Birthplace: Erie County, New York

Father: Levi Warner 1794 – 1849

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