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An Unidentified Woman Seated On Lookout Mountain Circa 1860’s
Tennessee State Library and Archives-Civil War Women
Ulysses S. Grant would write in his memoirs: ”The Battle of Lookout Mountain is one of the romances of the war. There was no such battle and no action even worthy to be called a battle on Lookout Mountain. It is all poetry.” 
Lookout Mountain rises 1700 feet above the Tennessee Valley, its steep sides protruding to the sky. On the northern end the mountain is surrounded on three sides by a near vertical rock wall that has afforded protection to the occupants of the top for hundreds of years. 
The mountain is known for a weather phenomenon that occurs from 3-5 times a year. A layer of fog forms around the bottom of Lookout Mountain then begins to rise, sometimes engulfing the entire mountain. This rising fog has been written about since the first settlers visited the area before 1735. On November_24, 1863,  this weather anomaly set in, creating the most poetic name for any battle in the American Civil War, The Battle Above the Clouds. 
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http://cdm15138.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15138coll15/id/68/rec/24
http://www.aboutnorthgeorgia.com/ang/Battle_Above_the_Clouds

thecivilwarparlor:

An Unidentified Woman Seated On Lookout Mountain Circa 1860’s

Tennessee State Library and Archives-Civil War Women

Ulysses S. Grant would write in his memoirs: ”The Battle of Lookout Mountain is one of the romances of the war. There was no such battle and no action even worthy to be called a battle on Lookout Mountain. It is all poetry.” 

Lookout Mountain rises 1700 feet above the Tennessee Valley, its steep sides protruding to the sky. On the northern end the mountain is surrounded on three sides by a near vertical rock wall that has afforded protection to the occupants of the top for hundreds of years. 

The mountain is known for a weather phenomenon that occurs from 3-5 times a year. A layer of fog forms around the bottom of Lookout Mountain then begins to rise, sometimes engulfing the entire mountain. This rising fog has been written about since the first settlers visited the area before 1735. On November_241863,  this weather anomaly set in, creating the most poetic name for any battle in the American Civil War, The Battle Above the Clouds. 

While TSLA houses an item, it does not necessarily hold the copyright on the item, nor may it be able to determine if the item is still protected under current copyright law. Users are solely responsible for determining the existence of such instances and for obtaining any other permissions and paying associated fees that may be necessary for the intended use.

http://cdm15138.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15138coll15/id/68/rec/24

http://www.aboutnorthgeorgia.com/ang/Battle_Above_the_Clouds

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stephenhawqueen:

"kids arent being social now a days because of those brain washing phones" what the fuck do you think we’re doing with the phones. do you think we just stare at the number pad. do you think twitter is just a one way text from a robot bird.

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thecivilwarparlor:

Rare CDV Of Woman Dressed As Soldier
No back mark, with cryptic pencil identification of Leona Houston on verso with “from New Hampshire cdv album” in modern hand. “Leona Houston” or her alias could not be located in the extensive bibliography dedicated to women soldiers of the Civil War. It is therefore assumed that the civilian Leona, whatever her background, simply posed in military garb as a patriotic gesture or possibly in the guise of an adopted daughter associated with an unknown regiment. Clearly, there is no obvious attempt here to hide or alter her gender. She wears a custom three button sack coat and stylized M1858 officer’s hat with upturned brim and feather. A narrow welt along the trouser seam is indicative of staff rank. 

Condition:  The cdv is quite clear and virtually mint, EXC. Cowan’s Auctions

thecivilwarparlor:

Rare CDV Of Woman Dressed As Soldier

No back mark, with cryptic pencil identification of Leona Houston on verso with “from New Hampshire cdv album” in modern hand. “Leona Houston” or her alias could not be located in the extensive bibliography dedicated to women soldiers of the Civil War. It is therefore assumed that the civilian Leona, whatever her background, simply posed in military garb as a patriotic gesture or possibly in the guise of an adopted daughter associated with an unknown regiment. Clearly, there is no obvious attempt here to hide or alter her gender. She wears a custom three button sack coat and stylized M1858 officer’s hat with upturned brim and feather. A narrow welt along the trouser seam is indicative of staff rank. 

Condition:  The cdv is quite clear and virtually mint, EXC. Cowan’s Auctions

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edgebug:

Hannibal looks like a really cute show ok I mean from what i’ve seen on my dash it’s basically a nice story about a single dad who happens to be a cannibal in is spare time and his daughter and his on-again-off-again boyfriend?? i think i’ll watch an episode

PEOPLES HEADS ARE ON FIRE AND PEOPLES FLESH IS PEELED OFF THEIR BACKS WHAT THE FUCK ABORT ABORT

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Filed under did you really fuckin think that a show about hannibal was gonna be happy youre fuckin stupid

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thecivilwarparlor:

Elida B. Rumsey Sang For Civil War Soldiers And Established A Free Library 
Seventeen-year-old Elida Rumsey went to Washington during the Civil War to become a nurse. A girl so young that Miss Dorothea Dix would not hire her. When told she was too young, Elida sang to soldiers in the wards.
In Nov. ’61, she began to visit the hospitals and sing to the soldiers, The soldiers planned what they wanted her to sing from week to week and the knowledge of how little the boys had to look forward to from day to day, while under such depressing influences, first inspired the thought of supplying them with pictures and books.  With the help of Mrs. Walter Baker, Elida organized a soldiers’ library. She eventually became the youngest member of the Massachusetts Army Nurses. After the war, Elida and her husband John Fowle moved to Upham’s Corner, where she raised two emancipated slave children and did local civic work.
http://bwht.org/women-of-uphams-corner-walking-tour-2/
http://www.dorchesterhistoricalsociety.org/blog/?p=666

thecivilwarparlor:

Elida B. Rumsey Sang For Civil War Soldiers And Established A Free Library 

Seventeen-year-old Elida Rumsey went to Washington during the Civil War to become a nurse. A girl so young that Miss Dorothea Dix would not hire her. When told she was too young, Elida sang to soldiers in the wards.

In Nov. ’61, she began to visit the hospitals and sing to the soldiers, The soldiers planned what they wanted her to sing from week to week and the knowledge of how little the boys had to look forward to from day to day, while under such depressing influences, first inspired the thought of supplying them with pictures and books.  With the help of Mrs. Walter Baker, Elida organized a soldiers’ library. She eventually became the youngest member of the Massachusetts Army Nurses. After the war, Elida and her husband John Fowle moved to Upham’s Corner, where she raised two emancipated slave children and did local civic work.

http://bwht.org/women-of-uphams-corner-walking-tour-2/

http://www.dorchesterhistoricalsociety.org/blog/?p=666

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benepla:

ideal hogwarts students:

  • aromantic wizards being absolutely immune to amortentia, it only smelling like the ingredients put into it when they smell it, and teaching other students how to identify the stuff on any food or drink
  • gender confused ravenclaw leafing through glossarys of pronouns and accidentally getting 80% of the class to stay up leafing through similar glossarys, screaming out pronouns in the common room when they think they found one that may fit
  • slytherin students sometimes taking polyjuice potion to pose as one of their depressed members who was having a bad day and really couldn’t bring themselves to classes
  • kids who read about the second great wizarding war and, when reading about Severus Snape’s brave acts, argue “well yeah ok but he was kind of an asshole still?”

—Wizard broomchairs instead of wheelchairs. No need to worry about stairs when you’re floating, right? Just say “up” to it like you would with a broomstick and it hovers a comfortable 7 inches from the ground, though it can be raised and lowered depending on the wizard’s preference/mood.

—No one giving Wizards with ADD/learning/organizational disabilities any guff about the rememberalls they carry on hand. 

—Aspie and autistic Wizards with dazzling proficiency in more mysterious and complex branches of magic like Wandlore and wandmaking.

—The books in Hogwart’s library reacting to dyslexic students trying to read them and helping them: breaking up paragraphs, highlighting words, sometimes reading themselves aloud if the student is having a particularly difficult time or has eyesight problems.

—Professors enchanting gloves to use sign language next to them as they teach for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

—Neville Longbottom instigating a schoolwide program to foster better communication between students and teachers and better regulation of how house points are handed out, and the general effort toward a less stressful learning environment, referred to lovingly by students as ‘Deebass,” from the joking acronym, “Don’t Be A Snape”

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