17th Century Jewish Amulet
Jewish Amulet, silver, in the form of a square plaque; with eight lines of Hebrew text on each side, with cross hatching below on one side. The inscription refers to the four rivers of the Garden of Eden.
Leaders of the Mountainous Republic of the Northern Caucasus, c. 1917-20
The Mountainous Republic of the Northern Caucasus (MRNC; also known as the Mountain Republic or the Republic of the Mountaineers; 1917–1920) was a short-lived state situated in the Northern Caucasus. It included most of the territory of the former Terek Oblast and Dagestan Oblast of the Russian Empire, which now form the republics of Chechnya, Ingushetia, North Ossetia–Alania, Kabardino-Balkaria, Dagestan and part of Stavropol Krai of the Russian Federation.
1865 Soldiers Boxing by ~clicksypics Petersburg, Virginia. Federal camp.
- Medium: 1 negative (2 plates) : glass, stereograph, wet collodion.
- Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-cwpb-02637 (digital file from original neg. of left half) LC-DIG-cwpb-02638 (digital file from original neg. of right half)
- Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Dinner Party Outside Tent at the Army of the Potomac Headquarters-Brandy Station Virginia in April of 1865
Whats for breakfast in the Civil War? Union Lieutenant Theodore Ayrault Dodge wrote in his journal in 1862–’hard crackers, boiled beef (2 days in the haversack) and bologna sausage (ditto).’
Officially, the daily Union ration consisted of 22 ounces of bread and either 12 ounces of pork or a pound of salted beef. Confederates were supposed to be supplied (but seldom were) with 12 ounces of bacon or 20 ounces of beef (usually salted) along with 18 ounces of flour or 20 ounces of corn meal or hard bread. Vegetables such as beans and peas often proved hard to come by, especially for the Southern Soldiers. Usually, Yankees banked on hardtack and coffee, while their counterparts tried to get by on corn bread and coffee. Men on both sides got what they could from sutlers or foraging. Coffee and tobacco were common cravings.-Historynet.com
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