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1864: “Civilization To Our Headquarters”

Jany 23/64 …Tonight we dedicated our new chapel and in remembrance of R.I. [Rhode Island] and in recognition of God’s goodness to use we have named it “Hope” Chapel. The building is made of logs hewn smooth on one side … Continue reading

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1863: “Increased Religious Interest Among Our Troops Here”

April 10 …I trust that God is going to bless us with great success, and in such manner as to show that it is all His gift; and I trust and pray that it will lead our country to acknowledge … Continue reading

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1862: “Near Manassas Junction”

September 1, 1862 …We were engaged with the enemy at and near Manassas Junction Tuesday and Wednesday, and again near the battle-field of Manassas on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; in all of which God gave us the victory. May He … Continue reading

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1862: “Helpless Woman That I Am!”

June 16, 1862 I think of the many mothers, wives and sisters who wait as anxiously, pray as fervently in their far away lonesome homes from their dear ones, as we do here; I fancy them waiting day after day … Continue reading

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The Top 10 Things You Should Know About The Barbary Wars

So, America built six frigates, but those weren’t the only warships in the fledging navy. The Barbary Wars tend to be forgotten conflicts in overview studies of U.S. History, but they are incredibly important for understanding diplomacy and America’s earliest … Continue reading

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1862: “How I Long To Hear From You”

January 20, 1862 My own precious Child, I may venture to write now, that it may be, you are stationary. It has not heretofore occurred to me that a letter upon my part was to be thought of. How I … Continue reading

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