Following the American Civil War Sesquicentennial with day by day writings of the time, currently 1863.

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Village Life in America.

December 7, 2013

Village Life in America, 1852 - 1872, by Caroline Cowles Richards

December 7.—The 4th New York Heavy Artillery has orders to move to Fort Ethan Allen, near Washington, and I have orders to return to Canandaigua. I have enjoyed the five weeks very much and as “the soldier” was on parole most of the time I have seen much of interest in the city. Uncle Edward says that he has lived here forty years but has never visited some of the places that we have seen, so he told me when I mentioned climbing to the top of Trinity steeple.

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