Tag Archives: Civil War Christmas

The Grinch of St. Joseph, Missouri

Nearly 100 years before the 1957 classic Dr. Seuss book appeared on the shelves, there was another Grinch who lived in the frontier town of St. Joseph, Missouri during the Civil War. Typically, we think of Christmas during the Civil … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Christmas at Ellwood

Raise your hand if you went to Ellwood Manor with us during the Chancellorsville Tour at the 2018 ECW Symposium? Now, imagine that wonderfully restored 19th Century home decked for the holidays and filled with music and laughter. Sound intriguing … Continue reading

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Civil War Cookie Cutters—An Actual Thing

No matter how much of a foodie one may be, there is always something appealing about home-made cookies shaped using a cookie cutter. The most popular flavors are sugar and gingerbread, as those doughs are the easiest to roll out … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 12/3-12/9/18

In your opinion, what’s the “classic” Civil War Christmas story/account?

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Historical Christmas Cheer From ECW’s Archives

‘Tis the season! And we’ve collected a few of the Christmas themed blog posts from our archives to celebrate with a little Civil War history. May your days be merry, bright, and filled with cheerful historical details!

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Question of the Week: 12/18-12/24/17

If you could spend Christmas “back in time” during the Civil War, in what city and what year would you choose to celebrate? Why?

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On the First Day of Christmas . . . The Gift of War Part III

Nothing says Holiday Cheer like an indoor fir tree filled with armaments of war. Or commanded by war leaders. Or bedecked in battle flags. Nothing, I tell you. And it can all be yours with some carefree shopping on your … Continue reading

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