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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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The Haunted Homes of Robert E. Lee

During my extensive¬†research for Ghosts and Haunts of the Civil War, strangely enough, I never came across references to any ghostly sightings of Robert E. Lee, the venerable commander of the Army of Northern Virginia and central figure in the … Continue reading

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Christmas, 1860: A Civil War Christmas, Part 3

December 1860. The United States was, to surface appearance, still a nation at peace, but beneath all the festivities of the season festered a fatal political disease: Secessionism. Nevertheless, North and South, East and West, folk went about their daily … Continue reading

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