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Feeding the Troops: Gettysburg Refreshment Saloon
June 14, 2010 – 3:07 am | 1,825 Comments
Feeding the Troops: Gettysburg Refreshment Saloon

The Refreshment Saloon in the new Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center offers visitors a glimpse into the diet of the Civil War soldier and efforts by volunteers to supplement government-issue rations.
While Union troops fared much …

Rare Look at Mark Twain
June 12, 2010 – 9:00 am | 3,214 Comments
Rare Look at Mark Twain

A rare picture of not only Mark Twain, the well-known rowdy and often bawdy humorist, but also Samuel Langhorne Clemens, the devoted husband and father is visible through the almost 200 items to be auctioned …

Gardening: History of the Royal Horticultural Society
May 30, 2010 – 3:04 am | 3,825 Comments
Gardening: History of the Royal Horticultural Society

Founded in 1804 by Sir Joseph Banks and John Wedgwood, the aim was to collect plant information and encourage the improvement of horticultural practice. The Society was renamed the Royal Horticultural Society in 1861 after Prince Albert.

Civil War Battles of Richmond
May 23, 2010 – 3:03 am | 173 Comments
Civil War Battles of Richmond

Richmond Virginia was a symbol and prime psychological target throughout the Civil War. Located on the James River, only 110 miles from the Federal capital of Washington, if the city were captured, southerners might lose …