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 Letters trace Civil War for writer's forebears
Letters trace Civil War for writer's forebears
Alone in his hotel room after a solemn dinner with his brother, the newly enlisted Army surgeon took up pen and paper to make the first installment on his promise.

"I have a few moments," he wrote to his wife, just 10 miles up the coast in Lynn. "I am in such a whirl that I can hardly think much less write." picked by suebe 6 months ago
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 Army sorry for "John Doe" letters to relatives of war dead
Army sorry for "John Doe" letters to relatives of war dead
The U.S. Army is apologizing to thousands of Army families who received letters beginning "Dear John Doe" after losing a loved one in Iraq or Afghanistan. picked by hypnotode 3 years ago
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 Emma Spaulding Bryant Letters
Emma Spaulding Bryant Letters
Emma Spaulding Bryant wrote these ten letters to her husband in the summer of 1873. Because these letters are unusually frank for this time period, they reveal much about the relationships between husbands and wives in this era, and shed light on medical practices that were often kept private. picked by MissWinkle 3 years ago
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 Vincent van Gogh's Letters - Unabridged and annotated
Vincent van Gogh's Letters - Unabridged and annotated
Vincent van Gogh wrote extensive letters to his brother, mother, and many others. Here is a complete listing of them all. Searchable via keyword text, topic, or chronological order. Get a look into the great one's tortured soul. picked by Moe 4 years ago
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 Army doc fakes suicide, elopes with senior's wife
Army doc fakes suicide, elopes with senior's wife
A love triangle, estrangement and a faked suicide by the protagonist to escape the clutches of his wife, with the eventual aim of living happily ever after with his lady love, far from the restrictions of a disciplined Army life.

*Pic unrelated
(Obviously.) picked by xiatethebish 4 years ago
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 A Collection of Letters
A Collection of Letters
Guy Petzall writes letters to companies with odd questions, gets answers, and posts them. picked by Mershaullk 5 years ago
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 Make your own paper
Make your own paper
Here is how you can make your own paper with household items. You can also make the paper to your own needs or desires.

Another Tutorial on paper making
A pictorial tutorial on papermaking
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History of papermaking picked by 2manyusernames 5 years ago
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 Army still retaining retirees and extending enlistments to keep troops
Army still retaining retirees and extending enlistments to keep troops
The Army has been using the stop-loss program to keep the number of enlisted personnel at current levels, despite requests to reduce use.

Expect more huge enlistment bonuses for some career fields! picked by Maven 4 years ago
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 Active Military to Control U.S. Unrest
Active Military to Control U.S. Unrest
Looking for another source to Bornbads previous post...I found it

Straight from the horses mouth...The Army Times picked by hOOsker 3 years ago
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 The Army Will Continue to Shoot Live Pigs.
The Army Will Continue to Shoot Live Pigs.
"The Army says it's critical to saving the lives of wounded soldiers. Animal-rights activists call the training cruel and outdated."

For some reason I don't think its necessary...Just cheaper. picked by gammerus 3 years ago
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 Same-Sex  Civil Unions Legal In Pre-Modern Europe
Same-Sex Civil Unions Legal In Pre-Modern Europe
There is historical evidence suggesting that homosexual civil unions may have existed six centuries ago in France. Opponents of gay marriage have tended to assume that nuclear families have always been the standard household form. We may learn that such is not true. picked by 2manyusernames 4 years ago
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 Love letter jigsaw takes 15 years
Love letter jigsaw takes 15 years
Ted Howard wrote almost 100 love letters to his wife, Molly. 15 years ago she tore them into ~ 2000 pieces after finding someone reading them. Molly has since passed and it took Ted those 15 years to reconstruct all 98 letters as a testimony to his love. picked by 2manyusernames 3 years ago
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 Celebrity Love Letters
Celebrity Love Letters
"If you are considering writing a love letter to your sweetheart, you might want to take a look at some of the most famous love letters of all times from celebrities of their time. The most important thing to know about love letters is that the best love letters come from the heart. You might not be able to write a poetic love letter like these, but let them inspire you to write a love lette... read full post picked by thephrog 5 years ago
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 Wal-Mart Starts a New Civil War in Virginia
Wal-Mart Starts a New Civil War in Virginia
Wal-Mart wants to build a Supercenter within a cannonshot of where Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant first fought, a proposal that has preservationists rallying to protect the key Civil War site. picked by suebe 3 years ago
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 Couple get mail for hotel once a week
Couple get mail for hotel once a week
What's in a name? For Harold and Martha Smith, it's been bundles of letters, crates of wine, cheese platters, and _ once _ 100 pounds of frozen fish. All have been delivered to their ocean-view home in the ritzy Monarch Beach area. picked by AutumnLotus 4 years ago
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