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Long Ago and Far Away: A Civil War Christmas, Part 5

CHRISTMAS, 1861. Across the Potomac from the White House in 1861, although thousands of soldiers faced each other with bayonet and gun and cannon, the attitudes among the combatants was far more merry than among Lincoln and his cabinet that … Continue reading

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Christmas 1861: A Civil War Christmas, Part 4

Christmas, 1861, was a hectic day in the White House. All three Lincoln sons were there for the holiday, with Robert, the eldest, home from Harvard. Willie and Tad were a handful on normal days and with Mary in a … Continue reading

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