Category Archives: Christmas 1862

A Cold Night at Stone’s River

I had been on a discussion board on LinkedIn in reference to Ambrose Bierce’s Civil War writings recently–a favorite topic of mine, since I just finished a book dealing specifically with his war career. In passing I mentioned that both … 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 optimism of the Rebels had been dimmed by the defeats at Forts Donelson and Henry, the loss of Nashville … Continue reading

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