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 Posted: Thu Aug 13th, 2009 01:25 am
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Ha! No, not Gettysburg. (Though I'd love to visit the battlefield some day.) On the military side of things, I'm particularly interested in Chancellorsville in the east and the Vicksburg Campaign in the west.

On more of a "home front" level--aside from just the details of daily life for people at the time--there was an interesting event here in New Orleans, in July 1863, when a white Catholic priest defied the Archbishop and officiated at a military funeral for a black soldier. It's not my main focus but I think it would be fascinating as a background event.

Thanks very much for the kind welcome. :)

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