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Monday, April 4, 2011
Tika gets a lesson about the Civil War
Tika sat so quietly and appeared interested as I explained to her that the Civil War both began and ended in the month of April. Did you realize that factoid? Shots were fired on Fort Sumter on 12 April 1861 and pen was put to paper on 9 April 1865 at Appomattox. Both a Potter and a Phillips ancestor were participants in the Civil War so in this year of the 150th anniversary of the beginning, I've been doing some extra Civil War reading. How about you? Did you have an ancestor who fought in the "War Between the States" and have you been doing some extra reading this year??