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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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.
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. B

    WANTED "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.
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. Jimklag

    January 19 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag January 19, 1807 - Robert E. Lee is born, Westmoreland County, Virginia. January 19, 1816 - Henry Gray, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Laurens County, SC. (d. 1892) January 19, 1820 - John Haskell King...
  14. wausaubob

    US Naval History Up to 1860.

    1. From the Presidency of Thomas Jefferson, and subsequent to Jefferson, the US Navy had projected power across the Atlantic and into the Mediterranean. This was evidence that the US could project naval power, even as a small and youthful country. Therefore its ability to do the same thing in...
  15. King James IV of Scotland

    Miller’s Photographic History of the Civil War

    I’m Scottish, living here in Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 and have just been offered a full set of the above books in 5 volumes. Can anyone give me their informed opinion on this set of books, i.e. Is it a must have for my Civil War Library? Any information would be gratefully received. Thanks, Jim in...
  16. Jimklag

    January 18 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag January 18, 1782 - American orator and politician Daniel Webster (1782-1852) was born in Salisbury, New Hampshire. January 18, 1809 - Richard Caswell Gatlin, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Kinston, NC...
  17. Jimklag

    January 17 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag January 17, 1824 - A plan for the gradual emancipation of slaves, approved by the Ohio legislature, is sent to all the states. January 17, 1828 - Lewis Addison Grant, American teacher, lawyer, and Brevet Major General...
  18. Jimklag

    January 16 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag January 16, 1807 - Charles Henry Davis, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), born in Boston, MA. (d. 1877) January 16, 1815 - Henry Wager "Old Brains" Halleck, American expert in military studies and Major General (Union Army)...
  19. donna

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

    The Food Forum is pleased to announce the cook awards for Jan. 1 thru 15, 2020. Thanks to all who contribute to the Food Forum. The winners are: @Eleanor Rose for "Blue Blazer", "Bird's Nest Pudding Original Recipe", and "Victorians Loved these cream puffs". and @lupaglupa for "O Possum...
  20. Jimklag

    January 13 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag January 13, 1807 - Napoleon Bonaparte Buford, American Major General (Union Army), born in Woodford County, Kentucky (d. 1883) January 13, 1808 - Salmon P. Chase born, Keene, New Hampshire. January 13, 1812 - Humphrey...
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