A Wartime Christmas: A look at Christmastime during the Civil War
Published: 2:44 PM, 12/06/2013
Last updated: 4:01 PM, 12/06/2013
Author: Pat Guffey Source: The Herald-News
As we begin to make preparations for Christmas this year, we
not only need to realize why we celebrate this holiday, but we should think of those who are
defending our homeland in order to keep us safe. Undoubtedly, our men and women serving in the
military will be able to observe the Christmas holiday, but it will not be quite the same as being
home during this time of year. And, as we decorate, cook and send cards, it will be hard for
us to imagine what life was like during the War Between the States. The people of that era
gave up most or all of their possessions, money, and even their lives for the cause of war.
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