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Memorized poetry

The Civil War was fought at the beginning of an age in which memorizing and declaiming popular poetry was fashionable among even those with minimal educations. This was, after all, a time of limited entertainment when, as an ancestor of … Continue reading

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Sue Boyd’s cousin Belle

Sue Boyd, the Knoxville friend of Leila Ellis’s who loved the Union Gen. William P. Sanders, was the real-life cousin of the famous Rebel spy Marie Isabella “Belle” Boyd.

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