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Episode 2a-d: Michigan Civil War Books In participation with our partner website, www.allmichigancivilwar.com, we provide this four part series on books about Michigan’s involvement in the Civil War.
Episode 3: Federal Fatigue Blouse This episode features uniform maker Dan Wambaugh sharing details that make a quality reproduction fatigue blouse using criteria from an earlier episode.
Episode 4: GAR Museum We visit with the Board President of this Michigan museum and share images of the museum, it's story and collection.
Episode 5: Research Triangle We talk with jewelry maker Kristen Mrozek about the three types of sources she recommends be used when researching material culture items.
Episode 6: General Casey's Stew We learn how to make a recipe General Silas Casey suggested to the men of his command.
Episode 7: A Piece of Flag History Hear the story of how a piece of a battle flag finally returned home.
Episode 8: Aprons - Not Just for Cooking We talk about the uses of aprons and view originals, guided by collector and garment maker Jackie Jacobs.
Episode 9: Simple Dumplings Learn a simple recipe using flour so a soldier or a civilian can have a simple yet filling addition to a meal.
Episode 10: Make a Blanket Roll Hear the thoughts of veterans, North and South, as they describe how they made the blanket roll and we demonstrate the process.
Episode 11: Don't Let the Colors go down! This episode tells the story of an early volunteer and the flag he carried.
Episode 12: Jewelry and Materials Provided here is a brief overview of jewelry styling popular during the war.
Episode 13: Knapsack Packing This episode shows a good placement for many items and terms used by the government to describe the different parts of the knapsack.
Episode 14: A Flag's Importance Hear a discussion on the tactical and emotional importance of flags on the Civil War Battlefield.
Episode 15: Coffee on Campaign Click here to learn a great way to make coffee, drawn from an Ohio veteran’s writings.
Episode 16: Men's Vests View four original men’s vests as we learn about the role of this garment in a Civil War man’s wardrobe.
Episode 17: Girl's Dresses A wide range of original pieces introduce us to types of clothing worn by little girls.
Episode 19: Cornfields, like Antietam Enjoy a discussion of how period cornfield differ from modern and how that affected Civil War combat.
Episode 20: Women's Winter Headwear Learn styles and construction methods of headwear from viewing multiple original copies.
Episode 21: Preparing Salt Pork Hear about what salt pork is and then learn several ways to cook it.
Episode 25: Christmas Decorations
in the Civil War View Civil War Christmas decorations as they are put around the house and on the tree.