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Civil War Cooking: Thanksgiving Dinner at the Wolfe Street Hospital

The larger hospitals in cities usually tried to have special foods for holiday meals, and through the letters of Private Will Lamson from the 20th Maine Infantry Regiment, there’s a glimpse of the Thanksgiving dinner from 1862. Young Lamson had … Continue reading

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Bucklin’s Record: “A systematic course of ill-treatment toward women nurses” (Part 5)

In Hospital and Camp, A Woman’s Record of Thrilling Incidents Among the Wounded in the Late War by Sophronia E. Bucklin It’s Week 5 of our read-along with extra historical notes and images. If you want to catch up on the … Continue reading

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Civil War Cookin’: A Soldier’s Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving didn’t actually become an official American holiday until 1863. That doesn’t mean that Civil War Era soldiers and civilians were unfamiliar with giving thanks prior to Lincoln’s proclamation. Did Civil War soldiers celebrate Thanksgiving in the way we think of … Continue reading

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