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    Battles and Leaders of the Civil War

    Carefully scanned and digitized version of an 1887 set. Each volume consists of 750 pages and all images are included as well as some modern days definitions not to be "disrelished!" There are links on the website to Amazon and Apple Ibooks. Each of the vol. is $2.99. Besides the links there...
  2. Eleanor Rose

    History When Harry (Baker) Met Betty (Crocker)

    Chiffon Cake, light and fluffy cake just like your Grandma used to make! (Pinterest) Harry Baker, a Los Angeles insurance agent, is said to have invented the original chiffon cake in 1927. As word spread of this delicious airy cake, he was continually asked for the recipe. For two decades...
  3. Eleanor Rose

    History Autumn Tea

    (Pinterest) Properly preparing tea in the home was one of the few domestic tasks that even 19th century aristocratic women would not delegate to servants. @John Hartwell's delightful thread, "Tea Time for All," brought this recipe to mind. Autumn Tea: Ingredients: 5 Tea Bags 5 Cups Boiling...
  4. Eleanor Rose

    History North Carolina Lemon Milk Pie

    (Our State Magazine) It's legendary. It's iconic. It's delicious. It's... North Carolina Lemon Milk Pie Ingredients: Filling: 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk, such as Eaglebrand 4 egg yolks 6 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice Crust: ½ cup butter, melted 1½ sleeves Ritz...
  5. Eleanor Rose

    History Pumpkin Grits

    Grits have been a staple in the Southern diet for centuries. First introduced by Native Americans in the 16th century, grits have been transformed from a traditional breakfast item to a popular side dish for dinner. Numerous contemporary variations exist. Since Autumn is the perfect time for...
  6. Eleanor Rose

    History Rum Raisin Apple Brown Betty

    (Vintage Kitchen) I grew up enjoying the dessert called Apple Brown Betty, a comfort dish of baked sliced apples with brown sugar under a crust of baked and buttery bread. It’s a cute name, but there's likely more to the story. It appears Betty wasn’t just some generic lady dressed in an...
  7. JPK Huson 1863

    Best Worst Photo Shopped, Faux And Just Plain Silly Images

    " The Lincoln Wedding Photograph " isn't. Someone glued together portraits taken separately and ' poof ', History! They're spreading. It's like lice without a good shampoo eradicating the little vermin. It's always been a puzzle why anyone would create a photo shopped image or just, plain make...
  8. Eleanor Rose

    History Southern Stickies

    (Pinterest) In "Mary Chestnut's Civil War," she tells of two kinds of cookies that the "good people of Lincolnton, NC," brought to her while she was a refugee there in March 1865. She calls them moonshine and stickies. Mary says the moonshine is a kind of paste, "light and fairylike, white as...
  9. Eleanor Rose

    Authentic Gateau de Sirop: Louisiana Cane Syrup Cake

    I grew up enjoying biscuits with cane syrup, but I never knew about Cane Syrup Cake until fairly recently. My grandparents ate cane syrup and biscuits for breakfast almost every day of their lives. The difference in the taste between cane syrup and maple syrup is vast. Both are sweet, but...
  10. sailorruss

    Confederate Family Cemetery

    I have a friend, Gah must have known him since I was six or seven, the lives down the road from me. Central Florida isn’t glossed over as ‘nothing doing’ in the war. Close though. You gotta dig for it. In this case no pun intended. My friend doesn’t drive so I was dropping him off at his place...
  11. Eleanor Rose

    History Fortune Cookies

    While fortune cookies are largely associated with Chinese food in the United States, they most likely originated from cookies made by Japanese immigrants to the United States in the late 19th century. Fortune cookies before the early 20th century were all made by hand. Prior to World War II...
  12. Eleanor Rose

    Hades and High Water in North Carolina in 1916: Is More on the Way?

    The flood of 1916 broke every record in the book. The death and destruction it caused in Western North Carolina defined flooding for an entire generation of survivors. Their stories have lived on more than 100 years and bring an extra chill up my spine as Hurricane Florence approaches the North...
  13. Eleanor Rose

    History Carolina Red Rice

    Photo courtesy of Biscuits & Such I just discovered the Civil War era cookbook entitled Confederate Home Cooking by Patricia B. Mitchell. Some of the recipes are familiar to me, but others were clearly made for war time. I think this cookbook would be especially interesting for reenactors. It...
  14. Eleanor Rose

    History Vanilla Honey Cake: Perfect for a Picnic Then & Now

    Civil War era picnic - circa 1857 (Pinterest) Honey cake is dripping with tradition. Archaeological discoveries of beehives in Tel Rehov, Israel suggest that biblical Israel really was a land of milk and honey. Since variations of honey-sweetened desserts have existed for thousands of...
  15. Eleanor Rose

    History Coconuts in the 19th Century - Love em' or Leave em'

    Back in the late 1800s Americans greatly enjoyed their imported tropical fruit like pineapples and bananas, but the coconut hadn’t really taken off yet. This was mostly because they were hard to transport without spoiling and because people didn’t really know what to do with them once they had...
  16. Anna Elizabeth Henry

    History Crepe Suzette

    For all those wondering if I fell completely off the face of the earth - I had to take a break from the Forum from work related overload along with loads of other non-work related stress. However, it seems life has settled down and everything has become far more manageable. Now, on to the...
  17. B

    Cavaliers vs Puritans

    During the Civil War, Dixie/the South practically established a very unique identity from the rest of the U.S. one that still has influence today just like the Confederacy it was known as "Cavaliers vs Puritans" thesis. The Cavaliers vs Puritans thesis asserted that Southerners were the...
  18. Eleanor Rose

    History Granny Kellett's Jam Cake

    Pinterest The story goes that Joe Kellett was badly wounded near the end of the Civil War and managed to crawl away from the battle and hide in the brush. When the battle quieted, he crawled to a nearby farm. The family took him in and treated his wounds. While recovering from his wounds...
  19. Eleanor Rose

    History Rose Petal Tea

    I was raised to enjoy and treasure the southern tradition of afternoon tea parties. Most of our tea parties have themes and my favorite has always been the Summer Rose Tea, a rose garden themed tea. This is a perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day or just to entertain a group of friends on a...
  20. LadyBebe

    Hello, I'd like to introduce myself to CWT...

    Howdy, all! :wavespin: I'm LadyBeBe. I'm a 29 year-old female from Upstate New York, USA. I've been an American Civil War enthusiast for as long as I can remember. I actually had the lucky privilege to visit Gettysburg, PA when I was 18 and absolutely loved it; I'd give anything to return...
  21. Anna Elizabeth Henry

    History Roman Food for the Ides of March

    As today is the infamous Ides of March - beware! I thought I'd share this interesting article about Roman food and some recipes from a few sources. Enjoy if you dare :sneaky: Julius Caesar was hanging out with his pals, getting ready to watch a race. Suddenly, from the crowd, a soothsayer...
  22. Cdoug96

    Apparently this happened...

    This is from https://gcaggiano.wordpress.com/2015/04/23/yes-ancient-aliens-did-just-have-an-episode-on-the-civil-war/ Yes, “Ancient Aliens” Did Just Have an Episode on the Civil War ON APRIL 23, 2015 BY GREG CAGGIANOIN CIVIL WAR, ENTERTAINMENT & TELEVISION, HISTORY I bet you missed it...
  23. Anna Elizabeth Henry

    History History of Breakfast in America

    While looking up traditional breakfast fare I discovered this very interesting article that I wanted to share with folks on the Food Forum. It details the rise of what we know today as breakfast from simple colonial fare to the elaborate Victorian breakfast courtesy of the burgeoning middle...
  24. Anna Elizabeth Henry

    History Kitchen Gadgets

    A kitchen whether from a bygone era or from modern times was always chock full of gadgets. The latest and most helpful pot, pan, utensil or appliance was always sought after by cooks looking to make their tasks simpler or more efficient. Think about all the bizarre gadgets available in stores...
  25. T

    Sharps rifle found in closet.

    I'v been trying to find some information recently regarding Sharps rifles. I've come across an old Sharps rifle and have been trying to track down the history of it if possible. I've done some research based off of the information I've been able to pull off the gun and from the internet. Like I...
  26. WJC

    New Offering from Texas Historical Association

    Texas State Historical Association is offering a free, 181 page e-book, Civil War in The Lone Star State. In this eBook, available exclusively from the Texas State Historical Association, you will learn the stories of many prominent Texans in the war and how the battles fought on Texas soil...
  27. Anna Elizabeth Henry

    Period Brussels Biscuits or Rusks

    This recipe originally from The Cook's Guide by Charles Francatelli published in 1862 is for a simple biscuit (more commonly called a cookie in the US) that came into popularity in the Georgian period in England. Initially it was given to very young children who were just starting on solid...
  28. William G Hendry

    American Eagles

    looking for information on what eagle stands for and what significance of the arrows and shield. Have it hanging in the backyard, it's really heavy. Should I clean it or leave it alone. How should I clean it.


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