Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher
Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Friday, January 24, 2014

The Mother of Confederate Reunions-- Part 2

From the Center for Civil War Research website. //// "Almost immediately after the end of the Civil War, veterans sought out occasions to gather together, to relive their shared experiences, find solace in their battle forged bonds, to celebrate heroic deeds, and commemorate the sacrifices of their fallen comrades. //// These reunions...came eventually to serve as a symbol of a wider national reunion remaining purely separate former Union or Confederate affairs...attended by hundreds and thousands, reunions of all kinds evolved powerful sentiment and became fertile ground for the construction of Civil War Memory." //// --Old Secesh

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