Tag Archives: MacRae’s Brigade

A Pennsylvania Family on Petersburg’s Front Line

A Pennsylvania family found themselves at the epicenter of the final six months of the Civil War. No primary evidence is available yet to date to share that plight in their own words, but in the time since I researched … Continue reading

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Coal from Confederate Santa, Christmas 1864

December 25, 1864 was greeted throughout the south without much of the joy and celebration that typically marks the Christmas season. Confederate armies were on the retreat from lost strongholds or huddled behind the cold, earthen walls that protected the … Continue reading

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