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  1. 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...
  2. lelliott19

    Robert E Lee Releases Two Prisoners Through Courtesy: 1st Ohio Cavalry Unbelievable Story Verified 156 Years Later

    An unbelievable story, verified 156 years later. Two privates of the Federal cavalry, who were captured while guarding your property, H. E. Kingman and William Vincent, Co. A 1st Ohio cavalry, Gen. Kilpatrick's escort, have been turned over to the Federal Surgeon left in charge of their wounded...
  3. 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...
  4. 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)...
  5. lelliott19

    12th North Carolina: Fishing Rod for a Flagstaff

    Currier and Ives, circa 1860's "...Flag of the 12th N. C. infantry, captured by Serg't E. D. Woodbury, 1st Vt. cavalry. The staff upon which this flag was fastened had evidently been a very excellent jointed fishing rod, and admirably subserved the purpose to which it had been applied...."...
  6. lelliott19

    Where is the Portrait of Maj Gen Joseph B Kershaw painted by William Preston Hix?

    ....a large portrait of Gen. Kershaw, standing on a battle-field, in full Confederate uniform....The concentrated thought written in the commander's face, the vivid expression of eye, cheek and lip, the well-poised figure of the soldier, are all so faithfully portrayed, that it scarcely needs...
  7. 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...
  8. Eleanor Rose

    How to Bathe in Snow!?!

    Vintage cabinet card of friends or sisters in the snow (Public Domain) Folks, are you looking for a refreshing skin care regimen? Ladies, are you worried about the dyes in your cosmetics? If so, I may have found a solution for you. Do you have access to some snow? If you do, then this snow...
  9. Jimklag

    January 12 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag January 12, 1792 - Robert Patterson, Irish-American Major General (Union Army), born in Cappagh, County Tyrone, Ireland (d. 1881) January 12, 1812 - 1st cargo arrives in New Orleans by steamship, from Natchez...
  10. Eleanor Rose

    Period Watermelon Cake: You've Got to Read This One!

    1855 (Public Domain) When I first came across this recipe, I thought it might be a joke. It isn't. This might make a great cake for a child’s birthday party. The kids would be so busy picking out the raisins they wouldn't notice the icing made of spinach goop. Frankly this recipe lost me...
  11. Eleanor Rose

    Authentic Blue Blazer

    The Blue Blazer was a popular flaming drink in 1862. This recipe comes from How to Mix Drinks: Or, the Bon-Vivant’s Companion by Jerry Thomas. Blue Blazer. (Use two large silver-plated mugs, with handles.) 1 wine-glass of Scotch whiskey. 1 do. [ditto] boiling water. Put the whiskey and the...
  12. Eleanor Rose

    How to Build a Snow Giant in 1895

    (Public Domain) For many of us the winter months bring back fond memories of building snowmen, snowwomen or snow people - whichever you prefer to call it. For some of us the winter months still bring us opportunities to test our sculpting skills. Well, The Modern Playmate published directions...
  13. Jimklag

    January 11 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag January 11, 1807 - Alfred Eugene "Mudwall" Jackson, Brigadier General is born in Davidson County, Tennessee. (Confederate Army) January 11, 1812 - The Giles Bill is signed into law. It increases the sized of the Army...
  14. Andy Cardinal

    Say What? Saturday: Slocum Reacts to Hooker's Orders at Chancellorsville, May 1, 1863

    When Joseph Hooker was named commander of the Army of the Potomac in January, 1863, the officer corps was skeptical. Hooker was known to be self-promoter who had been intriguing for the top spot. But he surprised his subordinates by improving supply and restoring morale. Hooker surprised his...
  15. Jimklag

    January 10 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag January 10, 1811 - Louisiana slaves rebel in 2 parishes. January 10, 1815 - Alexander Brydie Dyer, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1874) January 10, 1815 - Thomas Williams...
  16. Eleanor Rose

    Authentic Bird’s Nest Pudding: Original Receipt

    (Public Domain) From The American Frugal Housewife by Lydia Maria Child in 1833: "If you wish to make what is called ‘Bird’s-nest puddings,’ prepare your custard,–take eight or ten pleasant apples, pare them and dig out the core, but leave them whole, set them in a pudding dish, pour your...
  17. Eleanor Rose

    Achoo! Surviving the Common Cold in Victorian Times

    The Invalid by William Powell Frith, 1890. (Public Domain) It’s that time of year again – cold and flu season. The nagging cough, aches and congestion can be really tough to handle. So how did our Victorian friends manage when these illnesses struck? Did they give up and take to their beds or...
  18. Jimklag

    January 9 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag January 9, 1803 - Christopher Gustavus Memminger, Secretary of the Treasury (Confederacy), born in Vaihingen, Electorate of Württemberg, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1888) January 9, 1816 - John Palmer Usher, Secretary of the...
  19. Jimklag

    January 8 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag January 8, 1811 - January 10, 1811 - Slaves revolt in Louisiana, led by Charles Deslondes. January 8, 1814 - Thomas Green, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Buckingham County, VA. (d. 1864) January 8...
  20. Jimklag

    January 7 In Civil War History

    On this day in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag January 7, 1799 - Daniel Tyler, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Brooklyn, Connecticut (d. 1882) January 7, 1800 - Millard Fillmore born, near Summerhill, New York. January 7, 1808 - Jacob Ammen...
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