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Agnes Pomeroy Bartlett: The Young Woman in the General’s Diary (Part 1)

“I wonder where everybody is of those I love. Agnes is at home. The rest of the family must have returned from Swampscott….” Wrote Union General William Francis Bartlett in his pocket diary from the confines of Libby Prison on … Continue reading

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Colonel Thoburn, The Romantic?

Colonel Joseph Thoburn is probably not one of the historical figures from the Civil War who comes to mind with the word “romantic.” One of the Union’s best brigade officers in the Shenandoah Valley in 1864, his name is associated … Continue reading

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“Because You Was Always True To Me”: A Union Soldier & His Sweetheart

Dear Friend… I should like to sean [have seen] you before I enlisted, but I thought that you had something against me. But if I have said anything against you, I hope you will forgive me, for I thought that … Continue reading

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The Yankee Soldier and the Belles of “Secession Proclivities”

Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Rob Wilson With mid-February approaching, I went hunting for a North-South romance story to share on Valentine’s Day. In his well-researched study of Northern troops, The Life of Billy Yank: The Common Soldier … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 2/13-2/19/17

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner… Do you have a favorite real-life love story from the Civil War era? (No fictional characters!)

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