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Friday, November 23, 2012
Civil War Photo Friday: Thanksgiving in camp
It's the day after Thanksgiving and we're all tucking into leftovers. Thanksgiving was a big deal during the Civil War too, when people gave thanks for still being alive. Here's an image from the Library of Congress showing Thanksgiving in a Union camp in 1861. I've included a detail below so you can see the happy guys tucking into some turkey. I have a feeling the meals got smaller as the war dragged on, especially in the Southern camps.