Category Archives: Thanksgiving

Homecoming: The Haunting of Carter House

Although Thanksgiving as we know it originated with Abraham Lincoln’s proclamation of 1863, late November had long been the season of Harvest Home, of family and friends returning to gather around the hearth.  November 30 was a homecoming of sorts; … Continue reading

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THANKSGIVING AND THE CIVIL WAR: A Civil War Christmas, Part 2

It is not generally appreciated, but the Thanksgiving celebration as we now know it began, not with the Pilgrims, but during the Late Unpleasantness—the American Civil War. The so-called First Thanksgiving of 1621, the standard fare of grade school celebrations, … Continue reading

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