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Starvation Christmas, Richmond, 1864: A Civil War Christmas, Part 9

Christmas 1864 Richmond.  Christmas is traditionally a celebration of abundance and cheer, but as Dickens pointed out in his famous Yuletide tale, for many it can also be a time of want and need.  The South had seceded to much … Continue reading

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

1863 was a pivotal year for all, even if many, 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 took … Continue reading

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