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Santa distrubutes gifts to Union troops; 1863 cartoon for Harper's Weekly by Thomas Nast

Christmas with the Irish Brigade

‘Near one of the huge fires a kind of arbor was nicely constructed of the branches of trees, which were so interwoven on one another as to form a kind of wall. Inside this, some were seated on logs, some reclining in true Turkish style. Seated near the fire was Johnny Flaherty, discoursing sweet music […]

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