Sunday, June 10, 2012

150 years ago today...

I have long lived in those states which bordered the two halves of the country during the Civil War. The Shenandoah Valley is just the latest in such places I've lived. The Civil War and the Shenandoah Valley are inseparable and it is deeply entwined in the lives of your ancestors from the north and the south. I was just made aware of a blog which makes available the letters of some of those who experienced that war. 150 Years Ago Today is a production of the Special Collections of the University of Virginia Library. Letters written by all sorts of people, soldier and civilian, man and woman, northerner and southerner, free and slave, survivors and the dying, all have their turn to inform us of their view of their times.

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