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Waterford Fair

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Take a look at the soldier in the center of the picture below.  See anything unusual? “He” is a she. An article in the magazine of the National Archives says that approximately 750 women took part in the Civil War, disguised … Continue reading

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Jefferson, Jefferson, Jefferson

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Whosoever shall be guilty of rape, polygamy, or sodomy with man or woman shall be punished, if a man, by castration, if a woman, by cutting through the cartilage of her nose a hole of one half diameter at the … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh is not a Colony

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I’m learning that tourists are late risers and I’m often the only one on the first tour of the day.  So it didn’t surprise me when I found myself alone, waiting for the start of the 9AM tour of the … Continue reading

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Booing Benedict Arnold

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A small group came marching down the Duke of Gloucester Street in Colonial Williamsburg: a couple of colonial militiamen, followed by a fife and drum, followed by a civilian.   The group made their way to the front of the courthouse.  The soldiers and musicians … Continue reading

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Train Guarding

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The Ellicott City, Maryland train station –now out-of-commission and part of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum – had Civil War reenactors camped out in front of it over the weekend.  It’s the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil … Continue reading

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Sunny London Town

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In 1823, Anne Arundel County moved its almshouse from downtown Annapolis to site on the South River about eight miles south of town.  On the site there already existed a large Georgian house, built between 1758 and 1764 by businessman William … Continue reading

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Godiah Spray

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A costumed interpreter greeted us at the Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation, our final stop at the Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC) complex.  “Good afternoon.  I’m William, one of Master Spray’s indentured servants.”  He was the only St. Mary’s interpreter to … Continue reading

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