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Swedish Sugar Chest, Late 18th Century Transforming sugar into bite-size form is a technical challenge. Beginning in the Middle Ages, sugar loaves were first crushed with a sugar hammer and reduced to handy pieces with a cutting device. After crushing, the lumps of sugar were cut into serving-size pieces with a sugar nip, which resembles a set of pliers. Sugar chests like the one on display, which was used to break the sugar loaves, were an indication of nobility up until the 19th century...
Albert Cashier was born Jennie Irene Hodgers in 1843. In 1862, Hodgers disguised herself as a man and enlisted in the 95th Illinois Infantry Regiment under the name Albert Cashier. The regiment was under Ulysses S. Grant and fought in over 40 battles. Cashier managed to remain undetected as the other soldiers thought she was just small & preferred to be alone. Cashier was captured in battle but managed to escape back to Union lines after overpowering a guard. She fought through the war.
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Mathew B. Brady was born May 18, 1822. He was one of the most celebrated 19th century American photographers and is best known for his documentation of the American Civil War. He is credited with being the father of photojournalism. Photo: Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside (reading newspaper) with Mathew B. Brady (nearest tree) at Army of the Potomac headquarters