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  1. donna

    Period Cook Awards for March 16 thru 31, 2020 And Month of March for Authentic, Period, Recreated, History and Camp Food

    The Food Forum at Civil War Talk is pleased to announce the Cook Awards for March 16 thru 31, 2020 and the Month of March. We had some great recipes and posts. The winners are: Alan Polk for "Fried Bream in the Age of Quarantine". lupaglupa for "Poor Man's Pudding". Fairfield for...
  2. Belle Montgomery

    "Crinoline" and the the Fashionable History of Social Distancing

    The fashionable history of social distancing Mar 27, 2020 9:15 AM EDT As the world grapples with the...
  3. CivilWarTalk

    Book Launch The 6th Michigan Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War: A History and Roster

    @ericrfaust is Eric R. Faust and is proud to launch his book: The 6th Michigan Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War: A History and Roster Published March 18, 2020 Belatedly Launched on CWT on 3/26/2020 Buy it on Amazon Be sure to visit Eric's Web Site: http://ericfaust.info Meet the...
  4. Eleanor Rose

    History Nestled in the NC Sandhills

    The Holly Inn in Pinehurst, NC This story begins in 1895, when Boston Philanthropist James Walker Tufts purchased 5,800 acres of ravaged timberland in the Sandhills region of central North Carolina. This land, which cost Tufts about $1 per acre, was a barren, sandy wasteland. Nothing remained...
  5. donna

    Period Cook Awards for Authentic, Period, Recreated, History and Camp Food for March 1 thru 15, 2020

    The Food Forum is pleased to announce the Cook Awards for March 1 thru 15, 2020. This month we have many excellent threads and recipes on food. Thanks to all who have contributed. The winners are: Albert Sailhorst for "March 31, National Clam Day!" and "March 26, National Spinach Day!."...
  6. W

    Love to know pistols history

    I was told by NRA museum that it looks like someone put a rifle barrel on this pistol. Also there are inserts in the cambers. They said it was done a very long time ago. Seems like a lot of work to reduce the caliber. Anyone ever seen this before?
  7. PapaReb

    Restricted Facts, Fables & History

    So many misunderstandings and out and out lies told about the War. Most simply believe what they have been told without ever researching for the facts. Not casting any stones here...been there myself. Well Grandpa said, or my Mom told me that....then you grow up and learn that a lot of what...
  8. donna

    Period Cook Awards For Feb. 16 thru 29, 2020 and Month of February for Authentic, Period, Recreated, History and Camp Foods

    The Food Forum at Civil War Talk is pleased to announce the Cook Awards for Feb. 16 thru 29, 2020. There were many interesting posts. Thanks to all who add to this forum. The winners are: @lupaglipa for "Winter Salad". @JPK Huson 1863 for "Lenten Feasts and Other Non-Existent Meals"...
  9. donna

    Period Cook Awards For Authentic. Recreated, Period, History and Camp Food for Feb. 1 thru 15, 2020

    The Food Forum is pleased to announce the Cook Awards for Feb. 1 thru 15, 2020. We had many fine threads and posts. Thanks to all who post in Food Forum. The winners are: @JPK Huson 1863 for "Love With A Side of Asparagus, Cupid's Real Arrow - Dinner For Two". @lupaglupa for "To Make Sweet...
  10. Lisa Murphy

    Book Review The Promised Land: History and Historiography of the Black Experience in Chatham-Kent's Settlements and Beyond

    The Promised Land: History and Historiography of the Black Experience in Chatham-Kent's Settlements and Beyond (African & Diasporic Cultural Studies) by Boulou de b'Beri (Editor), Nina Reid-Maroney (Editor), Handel K. Wright (Editor) Did you ever wonder about the people who escaped slavery and...
  11. JPK Huson 1863

    A Pagan Festival, Three Dead Guys And Amourous Birds, Why St. Valentine's Day

    Godey's typically gooey spread around 1858 combines love, romance and all the heart warming imagery we associate with the same day birds mate ( apparently.... ) How'd we get here? Godey's, 1862's Valentine's Day spread looks if anything more of a big deal than in 2020. The mail carrier features...
  12. sydtheseamstress

    Lack of History in Public Schooling

    With the 2020 election quickly approaching, one topic has crossed my mind many times lately, public education. Specifically, the lack of social studies courses offered in public schooling. This is nothing against social studies teachers, rather against the schooling system as a whole. Schooling...
  13. SWMODave

    Research City of Alexandria buys the Freedom House

    Franklin & Armfield Office Museum Site Personal Note - sometimes a photo truly is worth a thousand words.
  14. M

    Not a history buff, am I in the right place?

    Good Day All!!!! I live in Florida and have been told my entire life that on both sides of my family we had civil war veterans. I have come across presumably family photos that appear to be civil war era. I am interested in finding out about these photographs and the battalions or regiments...
  15. GeneralCartmanLee

    Restricted The Lost Cause IS History!

    And it accurately describes what the war was really about. The Confederacy's fight was a noble one against overwhelming odds.... a second American revolution where southerners were fighting for their rights and freedom against an oppressive federal government. If only Gettysburg had turned out...
  16. M

    What should CWT do to celebrate Black History Month?

    The United States and Canada have designated February as Black History Month. So we are at day two of Black History Month and we only have 27 days left to learn about black history, thank goodness this year we get an extra day. So what should we do no CWT to help study and help celibate Black...
  17. B

    ENDED "Jersey Men, Follow Me...!": A History of the 5th New Jersey Volunteers, 1861-1865 by John Hayward

    Hi, I'm looking for anyone interested in selling their copy of "Jersey Men, Follow Me...!": A History of the 5th New Jersey Volunteers, 1861-1865 by John Hayward.
  18. donna

    Period Cook Awards for Authentic, Period, Recreated and History for Jan. 16 thru 31, 2020 and the month of January

    The Food Forum is pleased to announce the Cook Awards for Jan. 16 thru 31, 2020. We had many great recipes and posts. Thanks to all who post. The winners are: @lupaglupa for "How To Make Spruce Beer" and "Codfish Balls". @Stiles/Akin for "Confederate Army Dandelion Coffee". @Eleanor...
  19. T

    Burnside rifle history help?

    Hello folks! I am new to this group. I have had passed down to me, by my father, a Burnside Carbine rifle that one of my great great grandfather ‘s brought back from the civil war. His name should also have been Kennedy. The serial number on the gun is 13210, but there is a different serial...
  20. JPK Huson 1863

    Images That Write War, Post The One That Most Haunts Your History- And Why?

    A lone ambulance, shattered windows, battle's debris surrounding all of it. And one of the war's most famous cemeteries adding another grave. The image that to me, encompasses the entire war. It just gets to me, a lot. Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams County Pennsylvania- July, 1863. The...
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