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Jane Corbin: “The Darling of the Whole Staff”

According to her mother, Jane Corbin’s name became “historic” because of a gift from General “Stonewall” Jackson. The little girl’s name appears in many biographies of Jackson, usually to illustrate his tenderness toward children. But who was she and do … Continue reading

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“Domestic Blockade”: Three Cheers for the Homefront Mothers

When dads are away for long periods for work or military service, moms don’t have the ability to defer discipline decisions for a few hours. And this humorous illustration from the Civil War era made me think about another aspect … Continue reading

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A Baby Girl in the Crossfire of Fredericksburg

The official reports for the 21st Mississippi Infantry Regiment in Barksdale’s brigade speak highly the soldiers’ courage in the streets of Fredericksburg in the battle on December 11, 1862. However, neither report mentions a remarkable interaction between soldiers and civilians … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Gettysburg: Kids Who Did the Impossible”

All I can think of is “What fun to do this book!” Gettysburg: Kids Who Did the Impossible is a children’s book featuring two reasonably adorable children and several other reenactors who have combined forces to tell the stories of the young … Continue reading

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