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by Kevin Rawlings

eBook We Were Marching on Christmas Day epub
  • ISBN: 0961267062
  • Author: Kevin Rawlings
  • Genre: Other
  • Subcategory: Humanities
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Toomey Pr; First Edition edition (April 1, 1997)
  • Pages: 167 pages
  • ePUB size: 1667 kb
  • FB2 size 1389 kb
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Mr. Rawlings gives us a slice of mid-19th century America, from slaves to soldiers, middle to upper class families, along with the variety of holiday comestibles served in peace and war. Here some chosen excerpts. Southern slaves could expect a treat at Christmas time, sometimes a special feast. South Carolinian James Henry Hammond noted in his antebellum plantation records, On that day a barbecue is given, beef or mutton and pork, coffee and bread being bountifully provided.

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Are you sure you want to remove We were marching on Christmas day from your list? . a history and chronicle of Christmas during the Civil War. by Kevin Rawlings. Published 1995 by Toomey Press in Baltimore, Md.

Are you sure you want to remove We were marching on Christmas day from your list? We were marching on Christmas day. Written in English. Christmas, History, Personal narratives, United States Civil War, 1861-1865.

May all your days be like your fondest Christmas memories. Best wishes & warmest regards. Kevin Rawlings - 9/8/96 - Penny Packer, M?s, P. Illustrated throughout, 169 pages; Signed by Author. Seller Inventory 030293. More information about this seller Contact this seller 3. Stock Image. WE WERE MARCHING ON CHRISTMAS DAY a History and Chronicle of Christmas During the civil War. RAWLINGS, KEVIN. Published by TOOMEY PRESS, BALTIMORE, MD (1996). ISBN 10: 0961267046 ISBN 13: 9780961267049.

We Were Marching on Christmas Day. Kevin Rawlings. The bottom corners are lightly bumped and rubbed. The interior is clean, tight and unmarked. The dust jacket is frayed and chipped at its spine tips and corners. Tanning to its spine. Dust soiling to the panels.

By 1860, Christmas was an official holiday in many states. Hardbound, . x11", written by Kevin Rawlings (1997), 176 pages, 58 illustrations. Unfortunately, it was also the last year of peace as one state after the other left the Union to form the Southern Confederacy. The balance of the book covers each of the war years.

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Publisher: Toomey PressDate of Publication: 1996Binding: hardcoverEdition: Presumed 1st EditionCondition: Good++/GoodDescription: 0961267062 Signed by Author This is an attractive Oversized green cloth cover Civil War hardback in Good++ condition with a Good jacket. c1996, Presumed First Edition. Great inscription by Kevin Rawlings. The cover is very clean & bright with just a little wear. The edges are overall good with a bump to the top corners.and a little edge bumps. This is a solid and square book. The book is firm with tight & bright & clean pages. Unmarked. The jacket is clean, with some wear, and some edge wear. Very nice engravings. ALSO enclosed is a number of loose interesting full pages about Christmas during the Civil War. 170 pages.
Comments: (3)
Pedora
The book will delight the casual and the serious Civil War enthusiast - and anyone interested in mid-19th-century American life - in a number of ways.

The book is (unfortunately) out of print, but used copies - both hardcover and softcover - can be found at affordable prices from the usual outlets (Bookfinder, abebooks, amazon, etc).

The book is chronlogical in nature:

Chapter One - "Christmas Comes to America" - describes how American Christmas traditions grew from the influences of German, Dutch, and English settlers. He describes in great detail and over several pages the introduction of the Christmas tree into American homes, but also Saint Nick, carols, misletoe, the Yule log, Dickens A Christmas Carol, and other traditions.

The following chapters give a year-by-year account of the fortunes (and misfortunes) of war for both sides and how Christmas was experienced by soldiers in the field and civilians at home, both North and South. The year 1861 is interesting in that Christmas Day was a busy one for Lincoln and his cabinet as they struggled with how to reconcile the "Trent Affair." The Christmas season in 1862 was notable for two battles - Frederickburg in Virginia and Stone's River in Tennessee - that occurred just before an just after the holiday.

The final chapter - "Peace of Reunion, Goodwill Towards Former Foes" - describes the first peactime Christmas (1865) and concludes with an excellent summary of how soldiers and civilians remembered their wartime Christmases in post-war memoirs and also in fiction and of how the holiday became even more popular in American culture.

The book includes more than three dozen period engravings and photographs, many from the author's collection, and draws heavily on soldier and civilian correspondence, some from well-known sources and others - very happily - from unpublished/archival material, especially the United States Army Military History Institute in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The author provides excellent endnotes to help other interested readers and researchers trace the source of the many letters, etc., used throughout the text.

If there are any faults with the book - and there are precious few - they include scant (but some) attention to how Christmas was celebrated among enslaved African-Americans (and, likewise, freed slaves at war's end) and a tendency to a roll of quotations (sometimes long) from period correspondence, without much interpretation.

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Granijurus
In 1856 a predecessor of the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church was located near where the current church stands.
The author should have said the forerunner of the current NY Avenue church....
And while denominational acceptance of Christmas came late, many local Presbyterian Churches throughout the United States celebrated Christmas by the 1850s.
Therefore, it is quite possible that the author's statements are entirely correct.
Cerana
The New York Avenue Presbyterian church in Washington cites this statement from "We Were Mrching on Christmas Day": "The final act of adoption of the German toy' [the Christmas tree] into American Christmas tradition came about in 1856 by none other than the President of the United States, New Hampshire-born Franklin Pierce, who set up the first decorated Presidential Christmas tree in the White House. President Pierce entertained and passed out gifts around it to the children of the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church Sunday School". Check your facts Mr. Rawlings. The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church did not exist in 1856 and it was well into the twentieth century before Presbyterians began celebrating Christmas.
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