A Peek Into Our Past

Fun Facts from my research, This Week in History, etc. Click on the link to read. Leave a comment if you like. 

Civil War Federal Soldiers’ Homes

Civil War Federal Soldiers’ Home at Togus, Maine

Civil War Confederate Soldiers’ Homes

Civil War Post-War Home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis

Tuckaleechee Caverns

The Making of Brooms

Civil War Southern General Hospitals

Civil War Wayside Hospitals

Civil War U.S. Christian Commission

Scottish Influence in American and World History

Civil War Refreshment Saloons

World War II Correspondents

Civil War Camp Letterman: Caring for Gettysburg’s Wounded

Citizens of Gettysburg in the Aftermath

A Pastor’s Perception After Gettysburg

Confederate Generals Hill and Heth Doubt Pettigrew’s Report

Civil War Union Captain’s Thoughts While Marching to Pennsylvania

J.E.B. Stuart’s June 1863 Raid into the North

This Week in History: Greencastle, Pennsylvania and the Gettysburg Campaign

This Week in History: The Battle of Brandy Station, Virginia

Searight’s Tollhouse on the National Road

The La Vale Toll House on the National Road

Colonial Travel with Pack Horses

George Washington’s Vision for a National Road

Macadamized Roads

Conestoga Wagons

President Washington Ends the Whiskey Rebellion

Civil War Bugle Calls

Watering Thousands of Horses During the Civil War

Civil War Union Shelters

Civil War – Enlisting

Mail Order Brides

Civil War: Soldier’s Letter

Civil War: Union Army Rations

Civil War: Hardtack and Salt Horse

Examples of Forfeits Paid in Old-Fashioned Themed Parties

Paying Forfeits in Old-Fashioned Themed Parties

Evening Amusements for Old Fashioned Themed Parties – Part 4

Evening Amusements for Old Fashioned Themed Parties – Part 3

Evening Amusements for Old Fashioned Themed Parties – Part 2

Evening Amusements for Old Fashioned Themed Parties – Part 1

These Are the Times that Try Men’s Souls

Nothing that Glitters is Gold

The Christmas Truce

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Silent Night

This Week in History: Civil War Battle of Franklin

Battle Above the Clouds (Lookout Mountain)

This Week in History: Civil War Battle of Chattanooga (Orchard Knob)

Mark Twain Learns the Cost of Traveling West

Mark Twain Briefly Holds Property at Lake Tahoe

Mark Twain Writes of a Soda Lake on the Oregon Trail

Finding Treasures Along Historic Route 66

Siege of Chattanooga

This Week in History: Civil War Battle of Perryville

This Week in History: Civil War Battle of Poplar Springs Church

Battle of Chickamauga

Never Buy Flour with a Bluish-White Tinge

How Fashion Changed Dramatically in 1920 – Guest Post

Mark Twain Glimpses a Pony Express Rider on a Delivery

Mark Twain Comments About Pony Riders

Household Hints from the Early 1900s – Part 2

Household Hints from the Early 1900s – Part 1

Cass Scenic Railroad – A Fun Way to Spend the Day!

Feeding a Family of Three in 1949

The War of 1812: When the British Burned Washington

Sporting Events in the Early 1800s

Wedding Traditions in the Early 1800s

School in the Early 1800s

Religious Meetings in the 1800s

Militia Forces in the Early 1800s

Sugar Making in the Early 1800s

Country Life in the 1830s

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