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Meade's Account of Mine Run

One of my favorite pieces of correspondence from the war is a Dec. 2, 2863, letter that George Gordon Meade wrote to his wife in the wake of the Mine Run campaign. 1,271 more words

Battles

The Affable Archie Botts

Emerging Civil War is pleased to welcome guest author Frank Jastrzembski

Nestled in the Shockoe Hill Cemetery of Richmond, Virginia, is a discolored marker with a heartfelt epitaph that reads: 797 more words

Memory

Woman Who Claimed to Dress as a Soldier "A Con Artist" and Kardashian, Says Jack Davis

by ECW Correspondent Amelia Kibbe

After having written and published more than 50 books, it’s pretty safe to say William C. Davis has done a lot of research. 729 more words

Personalities

Question of the Week: 11/28-12/4/16

What’s your favorite historical account/story from a winter encampment?

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Civil War Cookin': A Soldier's Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving didn’t actually become an official American holiday until 1863. That doesn’t mean that Civil War Era soldiers and civilians were unfamiliar with giving thanks prior to Lincoln’s proclamation. 432 more words

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The Sutler, the Mainers, and the Pickpockets of the 13th Mass.

On November 23, 1863—the day before Thanksgiving—the members of the 13th Massachusetts Volunteers, encamped near Brandy Station, Virginia, received a much-welcome pre-holiday visitor. “This was a great day,” wrote regimental historian Charles E. 256 more words

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Civil War Cookin': Don't You Want Some Pie?

Why would a hungry soldier refuse a slice of home-made pie after miles of marching on a dusty road? That was the mystery for one lady in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania when the Rebel soldiers appeared in town on June 26, 1863. 471 more words

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