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  1. Belle Montgomery

    A Love for Fashion Leads to Couple’s Nuanced Portrayal of Civil War Figures in Gettysburg

    Frank and Bonnie Orlando portray Robert E. Lee and Mary Lee at the Lightner Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on June 15, 2019. (Shenghua Sung/The Epoch Times) GETTYSBURG, Pa.—Bonnie Orlando has always loved to play dress up, in part for the beautiful...
  2. JPK Huson 1863

    Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary, Where Did Your Union Go?

    Pre-war image of Arlington House, NYPL, G.W. Parke Custis's home, where Mary Randolph Custis grew up. From here, a married Mary watched a newly formed Union threatened. It was a little personal. She left us evidence of her distress. No secret, the two most misunderstood Mary's of the war are...
  3. JPK Huson 1863

    Arlington House, Mary Custis Lee And The Sticky Fingers Of Caleb Lyon

    Children at Arlington House, during the war. Officers were quartered here until Meigs discovered fallen soldiers were being buried in far corners of the property, in order not to disturb the residents. Meigs kicked everyone out and achieved the first burial in Mary Lee's rose garden. Anyone...
  4. JPK Huson 1863

    Our Women Of The War, Dispersing The Wolf Pack

    There isn't one, perfect image illustrating ' Women ' and ' The Civil War '. Winslow Homer's sketch of Union families fortunate enough to reunite symbolizes the end- to an awful war for women. All of us. That will make sense in a moment. Hang on. Using forum time today to pull a thread, like a...
  5. JPK Huson 1863

    Harpers 1853 Celebration Of A National Treasure, Arlington House

    1853 Harper's Magazine illustration of Arlington House. By the 1850's Arlington was a draw for hundreds of tourists. How could be that be, without a General Lee, Meigs and Civil War? Pre-Lee, pre-war, pre enshrined memorial, Arlington overlooked our National Capitol on purpose. It was "...
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