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Rick
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Posted - 03/05/2012 :  02:14:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Civil War, Part 1: The Places - http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2012/02/the-civil-war-part-1-the-places/100241/

The Civil War, Part 2: The People - http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2012/02/the-civil-war-part-2-the-people/100242/

The Civil War, Part 3: The Stereographs - http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2012/02/the-civil-war-part-3-the-stereographs/100243/
As you think, so will you be.

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George D
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Posted - 03/05/2012 :  08:14:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great pictures! It takes a while to go through them, but it's worth it. You forget how rustic life was 150 years ago. Thanks for the links, Rick.

George



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desertdrover
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Posted - 03/05/2012 :  09:41:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I agree with George. Thanks Rick for sharing. Also, I see you are keeping late (or early) hours ;-)

Louis
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teaspoon
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Posted - 03/05/2012 :  12:01:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
As a civil war reenactor in the Seventh Michigan Volunteer Infantry Company B I get to find out just how primitive it was several times a year. Photo #23 in the first series is of a Battery Forge (note the anvil on the keg to the right), each gun battery (6 to 10 cannons and limbers, plus gun crews) had a forge and blacksmith for repairs.http://modelexpo-online.com/product.asp?ITEMNO=MS4012. The photo was taken early in the war, I suspect that there were fewer of these forges by the end of the war.Steve


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Rick
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Posted - 03/05/2012 :  12:31:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"Also, I see you are keeping late (or early) hours ;-)"

I work second shift and get home from work a little after 1:30 AM.


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desertdrover
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Posted - 03/05/2012 :  1:10:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rick

"Also, I see you are keeping late (or early) hours ;-)"

I work second shift and get home from work a little after 1:30 AM.


Been there done those shifts. Out of all of them, if it wasn't the day shift, it was the Midnight shift I prefered over the second shift any day. My system was out of wack all the time with second shift.


Louis
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Curator49
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Posted - 03/05/2012 :  3:47:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the links, Rick.

Some great historic images with some horrific scenes.

Those mortars must have made a pretty loud bang when they went off.

Regards
David Mewes
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MarkF
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Posted - 03/06/2012 :  12:31:33 PM  Show Profile  Visit MarkF's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Some very interesting shots. Really gives you some perspective as to what life was like back then and what the soldiers went through. Its fun to really study some of those pictures. Good find Rick!

Mark

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Old Fogy
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Posted - 03/06/2012 :  2:47:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My thanks, Rick. A history lesson for us now living on the very spot men fought and died.

ďA coward dies a thousand times before his death, but the valiant taste of death but once." --
Shakespeare -- Julius Caesar

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Rick
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Posted - 03/06/2012 :  3:14:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm glad that you all enjoyed seeing the pictures.
Besides looking into the past and seeing how people/the military lived back then, what caught my attention was how sharp and clear some of the pictures were.


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scott
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Posted - 03/06/2012 :  3:17:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great pictures Rick. It takes awhile to go through them but it's well worth it. I have several books of letters written by the troops home that verify that the camps were as primitive as the photos show.

Scott, from the wilds of Carroll County, Ohio

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fireman93514
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Posted - 03/07/2012 :  1:26:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for sharing those Rick. I have been a civil war history nut all my life.

John

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