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Mary Cushing: “Poor, but highly committed”

For Mother’s Day Her boys called her “Little Ma.” She outlived them all, receiving the news that two had fallen in Federal military service. Though short in stature, she was “quiet and unassuming…. bright and witty in conversation,” a well-informed … Continue reading

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Eliza Griffin Johnston: To Bravely Meet Danger and Tragedy

News traveled slowly, likely a frustrating fact for Eliza Griffin Johnston. However, one spring day in 1862 news arrived in California that changed her life. A battle thousands of miles away and weeks in the past had altered her plans, … Continue reading

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God Save the Union? U.S. Civil War Pensions for Her Majesty’s Subjects, 1883

One of the military history groups I belong to on LinkedIn posted this link this week, showing details about British/United Kingdom deaths in the Civil War and widows who were receiving U.S. pensions in 1883. There were far more of … Continue reading

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