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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.
Along with other “firsts” that began during the Civil War, such as hospital ships, postal delivery, and the first submarine, we can add the income tax
The custom of offering Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh, or representations thereof, as Epiphany gifts was common for centuries. I
A letter written by Varna Davis offers a glimpse into Christmas during the Civil War
“I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day,” which came from the pen of American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) and was written on Christmas Day, 1864.
you can never talk of the Civil War and Christmas without bringing up the name of Thomas Nast, who was a newspaper cartoonist and a rabid Northerner.
There are many fables, myths and true stories from the sinking of the Titanic. The Heart of the Ocean necklace is one of those true stories
The quest for olive oil perfection continues and a Virginia purveyor, Under the Olive Tree, in Tyson’s Corner Mall aids in that quest.
VIENNA, Va., May 24, 2014 — With the roar of thousands of big Harleys, Indians, BMWs and more, Rolling Thunder rolled into town last...
Were you hoping to get a refund this year? Who’s to blame? Our government, out of control presidential spending?
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