Divided Christmas
Four Years of Civil War Yuletides

by Patricia B. Mitchell

Divided Christmas: Four Years of Civil War Yuletides

First-hand accounts of American Christmases during tumultuous 1861 through 1864. Published 2012. 13 recipes, 60 research notes, 37 pages. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Soft cover, saddle-stitched. ISBN-10: 1-929384-16-5. ISBN-13: 978-1-929384-16-7.

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Divided Christmas tells how Northern and Southern civilians and soldiers celebrated Christmas during the American Civil War. Letters, individuals' accounts, and newspaper articles of the time reveal what the populace was (and in some cases, was not) eating, and what other activities went toward making the holiday merry.

“Making the best of a bad situation” is the theme that shines throughout this book.

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