A trip home after Christmas on a back road instead of the interstate reminded the writer that Robert Frost is right. Published December 31 2011
Refashioning old toys for orphans, scrounging for food, and even "starvation parties" were part of the last Confederate Christmas. Published December 26 2011
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was moved by the sorrow of his own family and for his nation at war to compose the poem/lyrics for one of the most moving Christmas carols written. Published December 22 2011
Legends of the Civil War abound. A famous one credits General Sherman's March to the Sea for the Southern tradition of serving black-eyed peas on New Year's Day. Published December 15 2011
Arlington House will recreate Christmas 1860, the last holiday the Lee family lived there. Published December 8 2011
The Magi, or the Three Kings, came bearing gifts for the infant Jesus, following a star. A famous story for hundreds of years, it became a carol during the Civil War. Published December 7 2011
The Annual Antietam National Battlefield Illumination hosts a five mile, evening drive through the battlegrounds on Saturday, December 3. Published December 1 2011
Martha Boltz is a frequent contributor to the long running Civil War features in The Washington Times America At War feature in the print and online editions. She has been a regular contributor to the original Civil War Page and ...Read More
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