Category Archives: American Civil War

Stop Here! Lee Chapel and Museum

Did you know that Robert E. Lee moved to Lexington, Virginia, after the Civil War and served as president of Washington College? A small chapel – built at Lee’s request – serves as a meeting place, museum, and final resting … Continue reading

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1864: “The Fair For The Sanitary Commission Is A Good Excuse…”

March 17, 1864 I went today to the Knickerbocker Kitchen Committee for the benefit of the Sanitary Fair. Mrs. Judge Roosevelt is chairman. she wants us to wear the old Dutch costume. Hers is already being made, she said. It … Continue reading

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Stop Here! Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery

Cemeteries. I think they are interesting places to explore, but I know that’s not everyone’s opinion. I’ve refrained from dragging you through all the wonderful old cemeteries on this virtual road trip until today. The Presbyterian Cemetery – renamed Stonewall … Continue reading

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1864: “Do Not Stay In Washington”

(Private and confidential) Near Memphis, March 10, 1864 General Grant Dear General: I have your more than kind and characteristic letter of the 4th, and will send a copy of it to General McPherson at once. You do yourself injustice … Continue reading

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1864: “Am I The Same Poor Soul…?”

March 3, 1864. …After they left I sat down to Romola – and I was absorbed in it. How hardened we grow “to war and war’s alarms.” The enemies’ cannon or our own are thundering in my ears – and … Continue reading

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1864: “That Speaks Volumes For The Bravery”

Jacksonville, Fla., Monday, Feb. 29, 1864. Dear Sister L.: You will probably see accounts of the battle of Olustee, or Ocean Pond, in the papers…

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