The Civil War Parlor

”The dead continue to live by way of the resurrection we give them in telling their stories” -Stories of Real Human Beings Make History Powerful, Photographs Make it Immediate. A Blog Remembering the Men and Women of the American Civil War, North & South, people, faces, and a unique culture we will never see again. Photos and stories about the people that lived it, including African American Photographs, pre civil war photos and the period in cultural history that began just after the civil war. The historical info, photos and documents in this blog reflect the attitudes, perspectives, and beliefs of different times. This blog does not endorse the views expressed in some posts, which may contain materials offensive to some readers, you cannot compare the beliefs and ethical values of the people of the 1800's to the standards of today. Every effort is taken to remember the men and women of the Union and Confederacy equally with dignity and respect. The events of the war, and the men of the war, are fast fading from the public attention. Its history is growing to be an “Old, Old Story.” Public interest is weakening day by day. The memory of march, and camp, and battle-field, of the long and manly endurance, of the superb and uncomplaining courage, of the mass of sacrifice that redeemed the Nation, is fast dying out. Those who rejoice in the liberty and peace secured by the soldier’s suffering and privation, accept the benefits, but deny or forget the benefactor-1877 National Tribune.

Love in the Civil War
New York State Museum in Albany is focusing on how the war affected the relationship between two lovers."I Shall Think of You Often: The Civil War Story of Doctor and Mary Tarbell" opens as part of "An Irrepressible Conflict: The Empire State in the Civil War," a 7,000-square-foot exhibition that examines New York’s role in the war.Doctor and Mary Tarbell were childhood sweethearts who got separated when Doctor Tarbell went off to war with the Union army. They kept up a regular correspondence until the doctor was captured and sent to a Confederate prison. Mary heard nothing from him and didn’t even know he was alive until he was released in February 1865.
The exhibition tells of their enduring relationship with letters, diaries, photographs and Mary’s wedding dress, giving a personal and emotional side to a period of history so often concerned with death and violence.Both exhibitions run through September 22, 2013 [Photo Credit: Tompkins County History Center] Credit Sean McLachlan http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/
 

Love in the Civil War

New York State Museum in Albany is focusing on how the war affected the relationship between two lovers.

"I Shall Think of You Often: The Civil War Story of Doctor and Mary Tarbell" opens as part of "An Irrepressible Conflict: The Empire State in the Civil War," a 7,000-square-foot exhibition that examines New York’s role in the war.

Doctor and Mary Tarbell were childhood sweethearts who got separated when Doctor Tarbell went off to war with the Union army. They kept up a regular correspondence until the doctor was captured and sent to a Confederate prison. Mary heard nothing from him and didn’t even know he was alive until he was released in February 1865.

The exhibition tells of their enduring relationship with letters, diaries, photographs and Mary’s wedding dress, giving a personal and emotional side to a period of history so often concerned with death and violence.

Both exhibitions run through September 22, 2013 [Photo Credit: Tompkins County History Center] Credit Sean McLachlan http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/

 

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