Category Archives: Tad Lincoln

A Union Christmas: Washington, 1864: A Civil War Christmas, Part 10

Christmas 1864, Washington D.C.   If things were looking dim for Varina Howell and her husband “Jeffie” in Richmond, it was quite the opposite across the Potomac in Washington that same December. That Fall, General Sherman had begun his famous (or infamous) march … Continue reading

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“Ought it not be merry Christmas?” Christmas 1863: A Civil War Christmas, 7

1863 was a pivotal year for all, even if many folk North and South could not see it yet. During the summer, the North had made three stunning victories, all at the same time: on the Fourth of July Grant … Continue reading

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