Follow Gazette665 on InstagramHad a wonderful day at The Lincoln Memorial Shrine's open house to celebrate the 16th president's upcoming birthday! (Swipe for more pictures) This year our living history presentation focused on the creation and importance of primary sources with a focus on women's writing from the Civil War.Who's looking forward to Valentine's Day? Do you have a favorite history fact about this holiday?
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Camp near Orange C.H. Va 10th Feb’y 1864 Capt. John Esten Cooke Dear Sir, The skirmish in which Gen. Ashby was killed took place June 6th 1862. My Division, acting as rear-guard, had encamped on the evening of the 5th, … Continue reading
November 28th  Thanksgiving Day. Weather fine. Our second one in the U.S. service. some of the boys received boxes from home containing good things which they divided with others. Connecticut mince pies were all right. We had baked chicken … Continue reading
Friday, November 6th 1863: Clear and warm. The wind blew this morning and the leaves are falling in showers. Thus far there has not been a killing frost here: a thing somewhat rare. My Puppy “Wheeler” sleepth under the steps. Father … Continue reading
Earlier this year when I was in Virginia, a smart salesperson convinced me to make a sizeable investment in a sizeable book called “A History of Shenandoah Country, Virginia.” I thought I was buying the book for Civil War history … Continue reading
(Spelling and emphasis is original) July 3, 1863 Our artillery has now ceased to roar and the enemy have checked their fury, too. The time appointed for our charge has come. I tell you, there is no romance in making … Continue reading