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Empty Chairs at Empty Tables – Les Mis Meets Civil War

I am a fan of historical dramas. Make it a musical and I’ll love it until my last breath. Don’t ask me how many times I’ve watched Hamilton. While I understand that many are not fully anchored in historical fact, … Continue reading

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“A Harvest of Death”: The Days After Gettysburg

In the days following the Battle of Gettysburg, the most of both the Union and Confederate armies had already left the area. However, approximately 30,000 soldiers of both armies still remained in Gettysburg. About 21,000 of these soldiers were receiving … Continue reading

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Dealing with Death—Women Nurses in the Civil War, part three

part three in a series Handbook of Death and Dying, Volume 1 as well as in both of Drew Gilpin Faust’s works regarding death during the Civil War explains that antebellum American culture was preoccupied with death – both in … Continue reading

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