Wednesday, September 19, 2012

150th Anniversary Stirs a Trove of Memories

From the Dec. 26, 2011, Fox News.

There is a diary with a life-saving hole in it and a homemade Valentine's Day card.

The Valentine is on pink paper shaped like a heart using an intricate basket weave and was sent to Confederate soldier Robert H. King by his wife Louisa.  King was killed in 1862.

There is also a diary kept by a soldier in his breast pocket.  It stopped a bullet that would have killed him.  Thankful, no doubt, but the soldier continued writing in it.  Of course, he had to write around the hole.

Just Some Interesting Little Bits of the War.  --Old Secesh

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