Period Baltimore Egg Nog

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From “How to Mix Drinks, Or The Bon-Vivant’s Companion”, by Jerry Thomas, New York, 1862:

Baltimore Egg Nogg (For a Party of Fifteen)

Take the yellow of sixteen eggs and twelve table spoonfuls of pulverized loaf sugar and beat them to the consistence of cream. To this add two thirds of a nutmeg grated and beat well together then mix in half a pint of good brandy or Jamaica rum and two wine glasses of Madeira wine. Have ready the whites of the eggs beaten...

Photos of bugles in use

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Photos showing bugles are few and far between. Does anyone here have a CDV or tin type of a bugler with his bugle? Attached are a few photos found on line. In addition, Chris Nelson's NSTCW 2003 article showed 9 time period photos and a 1988 publication Photographs of American Civil War Cavalry had 4 more photos.

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Monument Monday - 12-17-2018

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A couple photos of Union flank markers at Gettysburg
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General Shelby's Pet Battery, and Their Pet Bear

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Courtesy Wilson's Creek National Battlefield
Shelby and His Men: Or, The War in the West

By John Newman Edwards

This battery of Collins' was one of the features of the old brigade, too, and the men had a species of tender love and reverence for the guns. They wanted them in their midst. They desired to camp around them ; they swore to protect them, and they inevitably cheered them whenever their voices thundered out over the field. The artillery company was composed of merry, frolicking, devil-may-care fellows, ever ready for fun and fighting. First commanded by Joseph Bledsoe, brother of the celebrated Hi [Hiram]...

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

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The Food Forum at CivilWarTalk 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?

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