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Christmas, 1861. Long Ago and Far Away: A Civil War Christmas, Part 5

CHRISTMAS, 1861.  Although thousands of soldiers faced each other with bayonet and gun and cannon this winter, the attitudes among the combatants was far more merry than among Lincoln and his cabinet was that December 25. Men far from hearth … Continue reading

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Christmas 1861: Crisis in the White House. A Civil War Christmas, Part 4

Christmas, 1861, was a hectic day in the White House. All three Lincoln sons were home for the holiday.  Robert, the eldest, was home from Harvard. Willie and Tad were up to their usual antics, in contrast to their sedate … Continue reading

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