Category Archives: The Christmas Tree

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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Christmas, 1860: A Civil War Christmas , Part 3

In December, 1860, the United States was to surface appearance still a nation at peace; but beneath all the festivities of the season festered a dire disease: secessionism. North and South, East and West, folk went about their daily chores, … Continue reading

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