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    I think one of the more moving events of 2015...

    I think one of the more moving events of 2015 could be a Blue/Gray Reunion or GAR meeting. What happened to the Boys of '61 after they came home has always intrigued me, because the nearly universal...
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    Borax swept over the floor and into all of the...

    Borax swept over the floor and into all of the cracks and crevices will help, as will boric acid placed where no children or pets will eat it (it's not hideously oxic, but WILL make them quite sick...
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    Queen Victoria's journals

    http://www.queenvictoriasjournals.org/home.do

    The Queen's attitudes and behavior, especially when it came to mourning, shaped a great many customs in the Civil War era even over here across the...
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    Sun, vinegar and lots of drying time. Bleach is a...

    Sun, vinegar and lots of drying time. Bleach is a last resort, but you may have to. If the weather is damp where you are, or if you have to dry it in a garage, you can try leaving a fan blowing on...
  5. Raising and Preserving the CSS Georgia

    http://www.navytimes.com/news/2012/05/ap-confederate-shipwreck-050512/

    Note the part about her belonging to the Navy as a captured enemy warship. This will bear watching.
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    Here's the US Civil War bookshelf at Gutenberg....

    Here's the US Civil War bookshelf at Gutenberg. They don't charge for books in any of the formats it handles (including Kindle):
    http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/US_Civil_War_%28Bookshelf%29

    There's...
  7. Because of family concerns, I can't travel to...

    Because of family concerns, I can't travel to events, so all of my 1861-1865 life takes place here. I try recipes to see whether they're most likely accurate, cook over an open fire/in a fireplace/on...
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    Pepsi bottle here. Usually a 12-ounce. And the...

    Pepsi bottle here. Usually a 12-ounce. And the sprinkler head was bedded in cork.
    Sun Drop (even diet!) is available at local Wal-Marts in WV and E Ohio. However, there is a remarkable lack of...
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    If you get over to Newport News at any point, be...

    If you get over to Newport News at any point, be sure to see the Mariners' Museum:
    http://www.marinersmuseum.org/
    Matter of fact, this weekend is the Battle of Hampton Roads special event!
    Oh...I...
  10. Early 1860s crochet patterns and more

    Winter Mode Book 1862, and much more
    If you haven't visited the Antique Pattern Library lately, there have been a numbe of additions. I would call attention to Mlle. Riego de la Branchardiere's...
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    We may agree that the bullets have human bite...

    We may agree that the bullets have human bite marks, but how can we be sure they were bitten by men in pain? I don't doubt that it happened sometimes. I also think that finding them among medical...
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    Think about this for a moment. You ran into an...

    Think about this for a moment. You ran into an actual, unplanned, frightening period-correct problem, one that had no right answer during the real battle.

    I get flak for this often, but to me,...
  13. It would be interesting, but perhaps impossible,...

    It would be interesting, but perhaps impossible, to know...

    Much of period culture depends on not just when, but where, you are and where you're from. I would like to know whether early war units...
  14. Ohio State Dept. of History redesigned Primary Sources page

    Now includes the whole set of Official Records plus a fair selection of letters and diaries:
    http://ehistory.osu.edu/osu/sources/

    If someone has already posted this, please forgive the...
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