Comments for: Maine soldier sent wishes for merry Christmas, happy emancipation

Posted Dec. 24, 2012, at 1:18 p.m.
Last modified March 20, 2014, at 9:53 a.m.

After feasting on roast goose and sipping hot coffee priced at 70 cents per pound, a soldier from Co. A, 14th Maine Infantry, contently watched Ol’ Man River roll past on Christmas Day 1862. “To-day [Thursday], as you see, is Christmas. I wish you all a merry one,” the soldier …

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