Day: March 23, 2007

Home, Sweet Home

In early 1863, at the mid-point in the Civil War, the Union Army of the Potomac and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia were camped on opposite sides of the Rappahannock River, the dividing line between the north and the south.  One late afternoon, brigade bands from the Union army gathered down on the riverbank and began to play songs familiar to Union soldiers.

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