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Billy Yank, Johnny Reb and Christmas on the Rappahannock, 1862

Perhaps the only really merry Christmas that soldiers of the Union Army of the Potomac enjoyed during their service was in 1861. The army was in still encamped around Washington, training. 1,287 more words

American Civil War

Analysing 19th Century Emigration, A Case Study: Dissecting One Irishman's Letter Home

As regular readers are aware, I have long been an advocate of the need to study the thousands of Irish-American letters contained within the Civil War Widows & Dependent Pension Files. 3,216 more words

Irish American Civil War

The Spoils

When the last stone has been cast,

The last shadow has past,

Brother will kill brother,

Man will kill man,

Ares’ laughter rolls like thunder, 49 more words

Life

Glory Road, by Bruce Catton*****

Bruce Catton was known as a popular historian when he first published books about the American Civil War, because of his narrative nonfiction format. All of the books being released digitally now are ones previously published in a non-digital age. 731 more words

Book Blog

A Midsummer Night's Dream Wraps Up!

We finished up the Shakespeare classic “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on July 31st. It was a really great event!

We’d like to thank the Fredericksburg Parks and Recreation Service and Vakos Live! 281 more words

A Midsummer Night's Dream Wraps Up

We finished up the Shakespeare classic “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on July 31st. It was a really great event!

On Thursday, July 23rd, Friday, July 24th, and Saturday, July 25th, we were in… 271 more words

Photography

'The Flag that Has Given Protection to Persecuted Countrymen': An Irishman's Service to Union & Parents

Perhaps one of the best known of all Irishmen to serve during the American Civil War was Buster Kilrain of the 20th Maine Infantry. Buster plays a major role in Michael Shaara’s novel… 2,380 more words

Irish American Civil War