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Silent Night: How a Beloved Christmas Carol Was Born of War

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Franz Xaver Gruber, Autograph VII, 1860 (© Salzburg Museum / Museum Association

On Christmas Eve in 1818, two men with a small guitar entered a church in Oberndorf, Austria, and prepared to sing a new Christmas carol.

Times had been bad in Oberndorf, where many...

Merry Christmas from the Gettysburg Forum!

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Here’s wishing everyone here at CWT the merriest of Christmases and the happiest of holidays!

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Thank You Everyone for another great year of good discussion!
Like any good family; we had ups, and downs (most in the last 2 weeks!), gains and losses, laughs, and fights, but here we are again, closing our 19th year on the interwebs. Without all of you, your knowledge, your willingness to share, and your...​

Authentic Egg Nog & Fruit Cake "Corporal's Kitchen" Dec 2016 Scott's Battery Newsletter

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Christmas during the Civil War served both as an escape from, and a reminder of, the awful conflict rending the country in two. Soldiers looked forward to a day of rest and relative relaxation, but had their moods tempered by the thought of separation from their loved ones...

" Keeping Christmas ", Christmas Past And How We're Doing With That

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Taken from an 1863 Nast spread for Harper's, Keeping Christmas in the era looks fairly familiar. Tree, family, toys children and Joy galore- Father Christmas has morphed into Santa in another section of the page, the feast into Christmas dinner and Christmas greens entwine the whole...

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Wishing Everyone a Merry Christmas from the Regimental Histories Forum.

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