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  1. bobinwmass

    Christmas gift to self - Massachusetts Saber Belt

    In a previous post ("1863 Roby Cavalry Sabers - A Theory") I discussed how in 1863 the state of Massachusetts contracted for and received 1208 light cavalry sabers from C. Roby & Co. of West Chelmsford, Mass. (1863 Mass. Adjutant General's Report). That same year the State also contracted with...
  2. Kerry T

    The Story of the Pain and Hope Behind "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day"
  3. Western Reserve Volunteer

    Merry Christmas! Show off your Reenacting Gifts!

    Merry Christmas! This year my dear mother got me a new Artiller jacket! I thought I’d show it off and see what other people got for Christmas.
  4. Andy Cardinal

    Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas to everyone, and best wishes for a happy and prosperous 2020!
  5. kitty o'cairre

    Merry Christmas from Texas yall =)

    wishing yall a Blessed & Merry Christmas to you & yours where ever you may be,, i been off here for a couple years now as life had got in the way BUT hope to rekindlke friendships made & research to continue🎅🎅🎄🎄🎄☃☃❄❄ Plus a family civil war recipie thats been handed down is /has been accepted...
  6. Ole Miss

    Merry Christmas!

    I just got home from Christmas Eve services and wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas especially to those who are not able to be home with family and friends. Regards David
  7. archieclement

    Merry Christmas

    From the T-M forum
  8. donna

    Period Christmas Jam Cake

    Cream two thirds cup of butter with one cup of sugar, add three well beaten eggs, one half cup of sour cream, one teaspoon of baking soda, two cups flour, one half glass of strawberry preserves, one teaspoon of cinnamon, one half teaspoon cloves, nutmeg and salt; mix and bake in layers. Put...
  9. DBF

    A Reflection on Christmas Eve

    Twas the day before Christmas and I started to wonder, for my country it’s people are now torn asunder. For many their lives are never the same their loved ones are gone, missing or maimed. When war first began I thought it soon pass, But soon came the battles and the bodies amassed. I buried...
  10. ErnieMac

    Merry Christmas from the Antietam Forum

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Antietam / Sharpsburg Forum.
  11. JPK Huson 1863

    Someone Has To Do It, ' Twas The Night ', And Merry Christmas CWT!

    It's Christmas Eve. Someone has to do it. How iconic is Jessie Wilcox Smith's work? Born in 1863, no one did more evocative illustrations of our best loved Christmas poem. OK, Nast runs a very, very close second. It's ok, paranoia free, I mean public access images, NYPL and Hathitrust. Talk...
  12. infomanpa

    McClellan & Reynolds flanked by Christmas Tree

    May everyone enjoy this Christmas and have a wonderful 2020.
  13. Robert Gray

    Christmas Night Of '62

    The wintry blast goes wailing by, The snow is falling overhead; I hear the lonely sentry's tread, And distant watch-fires light the sky. Dim forms go flitting through the gloom; The soldiers cluster round the blaze To talk of other Christmas days, And softly speak of home and home. My sabre...
  14. MRB1863

    Merry Christmas from the Gettysburg Forum

    Wishing all a very Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and a healthy and safe holiday season.🎄🌲❄☃⛄🎅
  15. lelliott19

    "This is the Yanks' Christmas Greeting" - 155th Pennsylvania Pickets at Fredericksburg

    In 1911, writing for (or speaking to a reporter of) the Claysville Recorder*, W. A. Barry vividly describes a "picture in colors" of Union and Confederate pickets at Fredericksburg on Christmas Day, 1862. I do not know if the painting still exists, but I sure would like to see it! Barry names...
  16. CivilWarTalk

    CWDigitalDigest The Christmas Carol - Vol. V, Episode 26

    Published on Dec 19, 2019 Today, we recognize “The Christmas Carol” as a timeless tradition. In the Civil War era, it was a rather new hit! Written in 1843, the story was already very popular and part of the Christmas tradition. Join us today for one way the story was enjoyed – by being read...
  17. connecticut yankee

    Discussion Lincoln's Final Christmas 1864

    From Smithsonian Magazine December 2017 President Lincoln's final Christmas was a historic moment. The telegram he received from General William Tecumseh Sherman signaled that the end of the Civil War was near. But as Lincoln's personal Christmas story reveals, those conflict-filled years also...
  18. lupaglupa

    Christmas from the Dollar Store (1862 version)

    Found in the Washington, D.C. Evening Star, December 22, 1862 Bear in mind that in today's money that dollar was worth about $25 so the gifts weren't quite as "cheap" as what we find in a dollar store today.
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