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1864 August 27: The 30th Wisconsin Infantry Marches West Across Minnesota

1864 August 27: The 30th Wisconsin Infantry Marches West Across Minnesota

Originally posted on The Civil War and Northwest Wisconsin:

The following column is from the August 27, 1864, issue of The Prescott Journal.  Company A of the 30th was the Saint Croix Guards and Company F was the Salomon Tigers, both primarily from northwest Wisconsin.  Companies D, I, and K also contained men from northwest Wisconsin.

OUR ARMY CORRESPONDENCE.

From the 30th Regiment.

The…

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Lima. Peru.

Originally posted on Natalia Maks:

With this album , I would like to start my series on my travel to Peru. I felt as if I was in love with the incas ancient culture, with Peruvians and their cuisine, with gorgeous landscapes and with architecture. I learned so much during this trip, and I would go to Peru at any given time. Lima is the capital of Peru, sitting on the Pacific ocean coast. The…

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The Chimera

Originally posted on If It Happened Yesterday, It’s History:

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(La Chimera 1590-1610. This tiny 32cm x 42cm drawing is accredited to the Italian master Jacopo Ligozzi. It is from the Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, part of the Spanish Royal collection.)

Mythology often dates back to antiquity. That is where my head is often buried, in a book about ancient Rome or Greece. In antiquity, we can…

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Winnie Davis: The Daughter of the Confederacy

Winnie Davis: The Daughter of the Confederacy

Originally posted on Presidential History Blog:

Varina Anne Davis was a tragic story from the start.

Winnie Davis’ First Years

Jefferson Davis Papers

Mrs. Jefferson Davis holds baby Winnie, her last child and second daughter, who was born just as the Confederate efforts were beginning to decline rapidly.

“Little Pie Cake” as she was called for the first year of her life, entered the world in June, 1864, the…

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