Civil War Institute
You might be having mixed feelings about this Valentine’s Day week: maybe you think love is wonderful, or perhaps you are more pessimistic about love and deem it impossible. Whatever the case, it was not entirely wonderful, nor quite impossible for soldiers during the Civil War. Love and war coexisted quite well, as you will read from other posts this week. Yet, as is the nature of both, they can also be tragic. Warning: the story I am about to tell you does not have a happy ending, but it is nonetheless heartwarming. [excerpt]
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Sutter, Meg A., "Love Amidst Tragedy: The Story of Sandie Pendleton and Kate Corbin" (2016). The Gettysburg Compiler: On the Front Lines of History. 152.