Category Archives: Christmas 1862

A Cold Night at Stones River

In researching Ambrose Bierce’s wartime experiences, I assayed two anthologies which supposedly collected all his Civil War stories and memoirs. Unfortunately, both of the Civil War anthologies currently in print omitted at least one Civil War tale of his–a short … Continue reading

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Another view of Christmas Eve

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Christmas, 1862: A Civil War Christmas, Part 6

CHRISTMAS 1862. It had been a bloody year and December of 1862 proved to be a bloody month. The confidence and initial optimism of the Rebels had been dashed by the series of defeats at Forts Donelson and Henry in … Continue reading

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