Jefferson Davis

“At 4:30 a.m. on April 12, 1861, a single mortar round was fired on Fort Sumter, S.C., and the Civil War began. By the time it ended in 1865, approximately 620,000 soldiers’ lives had been lost, and America had changed in profound, immutable ways. One hundred and fifty years later, we’re still examining why.” – […]

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In response to the tales of suffering from various encampments throughout the Civil War, sixty-five women of Charlotte formed an association of relief and aid called, “The Soldier’s Aid Society of Charlotte”. The meetings were held in a room given by a Mrs. J.H. Carson, and the very industrious women made over three hundred garments […]

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