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A Soldier’s Christmas 1863

Christmas in the Civil War was a time for reflection and a longing for home.  These are universal feelings and desires from men and women caught in the currents of their day.  In past years we have, in this blog, … Continue reading

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First Wednesdays – Fort Macon on Christmas day, 1862

James West Champney, a soldier in the Forty-Fifth Massachusetts Regiment, drew this sketch of Fort Macon as viewed from the west on Christmas Day in 1862.  He sketched it with charcoal.  Fort Macon was under Union control at this time. … Continue reading

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Christmas from the pen of William H.S. Burgwyn

Christmas is a time of reflection for many people; I know that I see so many things going on in the world today that make me thankful for what I have. During the Civil War there was not much to … Continue reading

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