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 24, 2013

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

Christmas Eve, 1863.—Sarah Gibson Howell was married to Major Foster this evening. She invited all the society and many others. It was a beautiful wedding and we all enjoyed it. Some time ago I asked her to write in my album and she sewed a lock of her black curling hair on the page and in the center of it wrote, “Forget not Gippie.”

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