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  1. Eleanor Rose

    They Didn't Get Rich Being President!

    The majority of presidents in U.S. history have been fairly wealthy. Adjusting each president’s net worth for today's dollars, most would be considered multi-millionaires. However, many presidents came from humble beginnings and never became highly wealthy. According to the Wall Street...
  2. Eleanor Rose

    Authentic Tipsy Cake

    (Pinterest) Mrs. N.K.M. Lee published The Cook's Own Book, Being a Complete Culinary Encyclopedia in 1832. This is an excellent collection of early 19th century recipes. Tipsy Cake is definitely among the most intriguing. Tipsy Cake "Pour over a sponge cake, made in the form of a porcupine...
  3. Jimklag

    February 18 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 18, 1817 - Lewis Addison Armistead, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in New Bern, NC. (d. 1863) February 18, 1825 - With the support of many Northern states, Senator Rufus King of New York introduces...
  4. SWMODave

    It took us days to repair the damage

    One evening Andy and I were going to have a feast, consisting in the main of a huge dish of apple-fritters. We bought the flour and the apples of the sutler at enormous figures, for we were so tired of the endless monotony of bacon, beef, and bean-soup, that we were bent on having a glorious...
  5. Jimklag

    February 17 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 17, 1804 - Samuel Read Anderson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Bedford County, VA.(d. 1883) February 17, 1819 - After several days of sharp debate the House passes the Missouri statehood bill...
  6. Jimklag

    February 16 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 16, 1807 - Lysander Cutler, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Royalston, Massachusetts (d. 1866) February 16, 1813 - Joseph Reid Anderson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) born in...
  7. JPK Huson 1863

    Edward Porter Alexander's One-Horse Dunkard, Retreat From Gettysburg July 1863

    Artillery General Edward Porter Alexander had a fierce battle in Pennsylvania. Battles. We owe his engineer's eye for detail some of the best accounts from July, 1863. Sketch is entitled " Porter Alexander's artillery charge ", now history. Despite those savage 3 days in Adams County Porter took...
  8. Jimklag

    February 15 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 15, 1815 - Word reaches America that the Treaty of Ghent has been signed, ending the War of 1812. February 15, 1835 - Alexander Stuart Webb, Major General (Union Army), born in New York, New York. (d. 1911)...
  9. JPK Huson 1863

    " March 9th 1862 ", With Apologies To The Naval Forum, What's In A Photo?

    " Period Photos & Examinations " means I'm swiping this but it should be in the Naval Forum. It'd be great knowing where on earth it's from? Enlarged on purpose in case photo experts here can spot era ' photo shopping ', seems to be a snip from another photograph? Surely cannot genuinely be...
  10. Jimklag

    February 14 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 14, 1818 - Frederick Douglass, African-American abolitionist, lecturer and editor who was also an escaped slave (exact birth year unknown), born in Talbot County, Maryland (d. 1895) February 14, 1824 -...
  11. SWMODave

    Seven stories of love and the Civil War

    Unidentified War Couples Love story #1 Albert P. Morehouse was born on July 11, 1835, in Delaware County, Ohio, the son of Stephen Morehouse, a native of Newark County, New Jersey, and Harriett Wood Morehouse, a native of New York and the daughter of Russell Wood, who also later settled in...
  12. Jimklag

    February 13 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 13, 1819 - Outgoing House member James Tallmadge of New York presents an amendment to the Missouri statehood bill requiring Missouri to halt the further introduction of slaves to the territory and to provide...
  13. JPK Huson 1863

    A Valentine's Day Twofer, Confederate Soldier's Love Poem And The Act Of Kindness Delivering It

    A Union camp may be depicted in this snip from a Harper's Weekly spread for Valentine's Day but it doesn't matter. A Confederate soldier wrestled with epistolary composition somewhere in another camp, hoping to convey the right sentiments to his sweetheart. He did an awesome job. The Union...
  14. Jimklag

    February 12 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 12, 1793 - Congress enacts the Fugitive Slave Law of 1793. February 12, 1809 - Abraham Lincoln born, Hardin County, Kentucky. February 12, 1828 - Robert Ransom Jr, Major General (Confederate Army), born in...
  15. SWMODave

    If I should not, Gen. Lee, why should you

    A few days before Gracie's death Gen. Lee went to the trenches, as was his habit, to inspect them in person. He always went alone. When he came to Gracie's line he stepped upon the " banquette " of the work, and taking out his field-glasses began quietly to examine the position of the enemy. He...
  16. JPK Huson 1863

    Saint Valentine's Long Year, 1865, When Cupids Collided Or, The Boys Were Home

    Best war era Valentine's Day card I've seen. War and love do not rub elbows well. This seems more pointed than drippy. We held our breaths through February 14ths 1862, 1863, 1864 and 1865. Then the most gigantic Valentine's Day of the generation happened. Hundreds of them. June, 1865, Ohio...
  17. Jimklag

    February 11 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 11, 1790 - Benjamin Franklin presents a petition to the U. S. House asking that the importation of slaves be stopped immediately. It is the first petition to the House under the newly enacted First Amendment to...
  18. luinrina

    Life of a Slave Girl - Harriet Jacobs

    "Patient in tribulation, fervent in spirit serving the Lord" Part 1 Harriet Ann Jacobs was born on February 11, 1813 in Edenton, North Carolina. Her mother was Delilah Horniblow, her father Elijah Jacobs, a skilled carpenter. She had a younger brother named John. They were all slaves...
  19. Jimklag

    February 10 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 10, 1818 - Isham Green Harris, Governor of Tennessee and US Senator born in Franklin County, Tennessee. (d. 1897) February 10, 1821 - Senate passes public lands debt relief bills. February 10, 1861 - At his...
  20. Jimklag

    February 10 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 10, 1818 - Isham Green Harris, Governor of Tennessee and US Senator born in Franklin County, Tennessee. (d. 1897) February 10, 1821 - Senate passes public lands debt relief bills. February 10, 1861 - At his...
  21. JPK Huson 1863

    Who Here At CWT Shouldn't Be? " There But For The Grace.... Go I "

    Brandy Station, Harper's Weekly. Between Brandy, Aldie, Fairfield and a few more bloodbaths, really should not BE here. Gene pool could have ended during any of them. Great great grandparent somehow escaped the war's burial trenches- 600,000 plus didn't. Two others emerged if not unscathed at...
  22. Jimklag

    February 9 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 9, 1823 - Nicholas Biddle becomes president of the second Bank of the United States. February 9, 1825 - U. S. House elects John Quincy Adams President of the United States. February 9, 1826 - John Alexander...
  23. JPK Huson 1863

    Best Baffling Advertisement Ever For Something We Never Heard Of

    " Whiteley's Original Hidden Hand Co. " Couldn't help myself, HADDD to know. Whatever this ad was selling, would like six, please. Image, LoC So how many times has an era article or photo been so baffling you spend time you don't have puzzling it out? Once in awhile I don't try because...
  24. DBF

    Mr. Lincoln's Drummer

    Photo from amazon.com (A book by G. Clifton Wisler targeting a young audience) This morning our local paper featured the story of William “Willie” Johnston the youngest person in U.S. history to receive the Medal of Honor. He was born in 1850 and in December 1861 he would journey with his...
  25. Jimklag

    February 8 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 8, 1791 - Congress approves the First National Bank of the United States. Washington approves the bill in spite of heavy pressure to veto it. February 8, 1820 - William Tecumseh Sherman born, Lancaster, Ohio...
  26. JPK Huson 1863

    A Where's Waldo? Washington, D.C. CityScape, April 1865, Find The Hearse

    Blocks strewn in front of the Capitol evidence of construction there. Far too many landmarks to name including government buildings- that wide street, for instance, know what we're looking at? Yes, I do, just wanted to see if they're familiar to anyone. Life. Washington D.C., 1865. A map overlay...
  27. SWMODave

    The question is not what he thinks of me, but what I think of him

    Lasalle Corbell Pickett "Mrs. General Pickett" General Lee was noted for his impartiality. Only worthy deeds won recognition from him. He was urged by some of his officers to give his own son command of a brigade, but he replied that he would not appoint an untried officer to so important a...
  28. Jimklag

    February 7 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 7, 1817 - LeRoy Pope Walker, American lawyer and 1st Confederate States Secretary of War (1861), born in Huntsville, Alabama (d. 1884) February 7, 1854 - Steven Douglas resubmits the Nebraska Act to Congress...
  29. JPK Huson 1863

    " Often A Malicious Mind ", Our Slow Slide Backward, Or, Gossip And Other Female Weaponry

    Post war by less than a decade, this 1873 painting by ( Bodini? ) may seem charming but should make your skin crawl. Title a giveaway, " Gossips ". Someone is being torn to shreds, only difference between then and now is we had to be in the same room. Paintings of we girls busy slandering each...
  30. JPK Huson 1863

    Vicksburg's Naval Snapshot- War In A Blink

    LoC image of one of Vicksburg's wharf. We sure know it's before spring of 1865. One of these steamers wouldn't be there. It had come under fire on the way to Vicksburg, survived scandal, guerillas and near misses. Only had around a year left before joining a phantom fleet under the Mississippi...
  31. Jimklag

    February 6 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 6, 1833 - J. E. B. Stuart, Confederate General in the American Civil War, born in Patrick County, Virginia (d. 1864) February 6, 1834 - William Dorsey Pender, Major General (Confederate Army), born in...
  32. Buckeye Bill

    The Battle of Dabney's Mill (Hatcher's Run)

    On this day in 1865, at the Battle of Dabney’s Mill (also known as Hatcher’s Run), Federal and Confederate forces around Petersburg, Virginia, begin a three-day battle that produces 3,000 casualties but ends with no significant advantage for either side. Dabney’s Mill was another attempt by...
  33. Jimklag

    February 5 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 5, 1861 - "Fort Sumter will not be surrendered" came from various people in the Buchanan Administration in response to a demand for surrender from South Carolina. February 5, 1861 - Plans are being made in...
  34. JPK Huson 1863

    Black History, The Part Told By Photographs ( With A Little Help From Frederick Douglas )

    One of my favorite images, from 1850 or so. I think she's wearing Brussels lace, some stones set in gold dangle from her ears and a gold ring seems deliberately displayed. Wish we knew her name. Young wife of a business owner or professional. Quite a few images show up from Oberlin, students...
  35. luinrina

    Administrator, spymaster – Henry B. Carrington

    Civil War Training Camps Miifotos.com - Harrisburg Pa Civil War Henry Beebee Carrington was born in Wallingford, Connecticut on March 2, 1824 to Miles and Mary Beebee Carrington. His grandfather, James Carrington, was superintendent of the arms manufactory in Whitneyville, Connecticut from...
  36. SWMODave

    The dog was loth to leave the dead soldier, and continued to lick the wound upon his cheek.

    Unidentified soldier with dog and photo of lady It was near Spottsylvania Court House, Virginia, on the morning of May 18, 1864. General Grant wished to pierce our line, and had massed some ten thousand troops for this purpose. Many of these were reserves from the camps at Washington. The point...
  37. Jimklag

    February 4 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 4, 1792 - James Birney born, Danville, KY. February 4, 1826 - Halbert Eleazer Paine, American lawyer and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Chardon, Ohio. (d. 1905) February 4, 1833 - Louisiana...
  38. Jimklag

    February 3 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 3, 1807 - General Joseph Eggleston Johnston (CSA)born, Farmville, Virginia. February 3, 1811 - Horace Greeley, editor, born in Amherst, NH. ("Go west, young man") February 3, 1824 - George Thomas "Tige"...
  39. Jimklag

    February 2 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag February 2, 1803 - Albert Sidney Johnston, Gen (Confederate Army), (born in Washington, KY. (d. 1862) February 2, 1815 - Nathaniel Collins McLean, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d...


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