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What Was Christmas Like during the Civil War?

Civil War medal

19th century civil war saddle

Georgia Historic Confederate Open-Arm Chair American, mid 19th century, poplar & other mixed woods, spindle back, plank seat & turned legs, traces of original finish. Alexander Hamilton Stephens (1812-1883), Vice-President of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War. He served as U.S. Representative from Georgia before the Civil War & after Reconstruction & as the 50th governor of Georgia (1882-1883)


Working women of the Civil War era, unusually short skirts - They are textile workers.

Bonar Hall, Madison, Georgia built before the Civil War

Dear Mother: Dont Grieve About Me. If I Get Killed, Ill Only Be Dead. Letters from Georgia Soldiers in the Civil War by Mills Lane,

Prior to the Civil War, Atlanta was at the intersection of four rail lines, rendering the Georgia crossroads the fastest-growing city in the Deep South. As the Confederate States formed, Atlanta was a city deeply divided about secession. By the spring of 1863, war had arrived at the doorstep of Atlanta. Join historian Bob Davis as he tells the story of the devastation that befell Atlanta, the Union occupation and how the “Gate City” was reborn from the ashes.

RARE Confederate Civil War Minie Ball Label Original Extremely Scarce . The Confederate Arsenal and Armory in Columbus, Georgia was one of many "laboratories" established by the Confederacy throughout the south to manufacture ammunition, artillery shells, weapons, and other devices needed to wage war.

An execution in Washington, D.C., on November 10, 1865. Henry Wirz, former commander of the Confederate prisoner of war camp near Andersonville, Georgia, was tried and hung after the war for conspiracy and murder related to his command of the notorious camp. (LOC)

Peter Tait, from the Shetland Islands in Scotland, started a factory in Limerick, Ireland, that went on to supply all the Confederate uniforms in the U.S. Civil War by running them through the Union blockade on a steamship called Evelyn. #textile #history #ireland