Parched Corn and Rye Coffee: Eating as a Civil War Soldier. How long could you survive on a diet of parched corn ground to a fine powder, ersatz coffee made from rye or okra, and the occasional squirrel or raccoon?
272 Slaves Were Sold to Save Georgetown. What Does It Owe Their Descendants?
#EnslavedAfricansinAmerica | 272 Slaves Were Sold to Save Georgetown university | What Does It Owe Their Descendants?: In 1838, the Jesuit priests who ran the country’s top Catholic university needed money to keep it alive. Now comes the task of making amends.
Union wounded at Brompton. Eric Mink: No single site in the Fredericksburg area received more attention from Civil War photographers than the John L. Marye plantation. Between May 19 and 20, 1864, no fewer than three photographers took nearly a dozen photographs at Brompton.