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Early 1860's Fashion

This is a prime example of early 1860’s fashion for women.  The skirt is very full, worn with hoops.  The bishop sleeves are very large.  The bodice is made similar to the fan shaped bodice of the 1850’s.  247 more words

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Soldier's Letter - Civil War

Civil War soldiers loved to receive letters from home. Wives, mothers, and sweethearts also sent care packages to their soldiers. Even if a pie didn’t survive postal delivery intact, men still devoured every edible crumb with a thankful heart. 332 more words

Sandra Merville Hart

Civil War: Union Army Rations

John D. Billings was a Union Army soldier. Billings served as a private in the Tenth Massachusetts Battery for three years. He wrote Hardtack & Coffee, … 338 more words

Sandra Merville Hart

Civil War: Hardtack and Salt Horse

John D. Billings, a Union Army soldier, served as a private in the Tenth Massachusetts Battery for three years. He taught school after the war. He also wrote… 338 more words

Sandra Merville Hart

Skype-ing the Civil War with students, part II

What a great day today! The St. Louis Blues beat the Blackhawks to advance in the Stanley Cup playoffs and I was hired as a year-long sabbatical replacement at Northland Community and Technical College, which has campuses in East Grand Forks and Thief River Falls, so I am staying in North Dakota for another year. 389 more words

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