Civil War Era Studies
A note received any day letting you know a son is gravely wounded is horrible. Receiving it on the first day of December is particularly horrible. In this month of gathering together, hearing your son is suffering can't be cheering. [excerpt]
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Rudy, John M., "Halfway out of the Dark: Christmas 1863" (2013). Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public. 98.