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 Posted: Fri Dec 19th, 2008 12:35 am
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'Tis the season for a new thread!

Well, it's that time of the year, and of course I'm thinking Christmas. . .Civil War Christmas, that is.  It seems to me that, besides the religious aspect of Christmas, the holiday didn't have the importance to mid-nineteenth century folks as it does now. On top of it, it fell in the middle of wintertime, and winter camp--a slow, boring time for the troops.

So was Christmas celebrated by the Civil War soldiers, and if so, how? Examples--stories?


P.S. Since my ancestors, CW and otherwise, were German, I'll take some credit for the introduction of the Christmas tree to the United States, even though it was a firetrap with its lighted candles!

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