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    The War Between The States Discussions

    I don't think a soul on this forum ever said it was but I do agree.
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    Where to get lead

    A neighbor gave me several old casting nets and they were really "weighted down" with lead. At least it appears to be lead. That or my thumbnails got tougher.
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    Where to get lead

    Nothing wrong with wheel weights just don't use any with Fe or Zn stamped on them. They don't make them all out of lead like they did years ago. Now you got iron and zinc ones too.
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    Euroarms Colt Navy Revolver Replacement Nipples

    I will be following this thread with some interest. I need to replace the nipples on an ASM and would be interested in what the experts say. Pretty sure that Euroarms is an Italian clone too.
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    So, I got the bug to make a horn.

    That word "bug" in the title got my attention. I had to read it twice to make sure you weren't talking about carpet beetles. There was a thread on this forum last year about how bugs like to eat on horns and antlers. Good job!
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    The War Between The States Discussions

    Grant was not a man of means. When he resigned from the army (1854, I think) he couldn't even pay his New York Hotel bill. And old friend paid his bill for him. That friend was Simon Buckner who later became a CS Lt. General. Buckner was left in charge at Fort Donelson. When he surrendered to...
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    The War Between The States Discussions

    I found that picture. Not a real clear copy though.
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    The War Between The States Discussions

    That's the story I've heard, that Grant only had one slave. I've often wondered how he could afford even one slave. It seems he was "not too successful" at most things before the war and all.
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    The War Between The States Discussions

    Mathew Brady supposedly took 6 photos that Easter Day on Lee's back porch. So far I only recall seeing seen 3 of them. If you notice the backdoor has the shape of a cross in it. A southern tradition, I believe. On one of the pictures with Lee looking off to his right his face is right in the...
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    The War Between The States Discussions

    Custis and George Washington Lee were one in the same. It was the other brother that I was thinking of, William Henry Fitzhugh Lee. The one called "Rooney". There was another brother as well, Robert Jr. ppg1949 was correct (sort of) it is Custis.
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    The War Between The States Discussions

    Are we really sure that is Custis and not his brother George Washington Custis Lee? Custis was an old family name, from His mother Mary Custis. Mrs. Robert E. Lee was George Washington's great granddaughter.
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    The War Between The States Discussions

    I don't have a calendar handy but I think Easter Sunday of 1865 was April 16th.
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    The War Between The States Discussions

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    The War Between The States Discussions

    Most any follower of the Civil war has seen these pictures of Robert E. Lee. I heard an interesting story(s) on those photos. On Easter Sunday 1865 Mathew Brady followed Lee back to Richmond and wanted some photos of Lee in uniform for the last time. These photos were taken on Lee's back...
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    The War Between The States Discussions

    I'm pretty sure there were plenty of extremist radicals to go around. The other side of the Potomac had them too.IMO.
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