Virginians share fragile relics for Civil War’s 150th anniversary
March 28, 2011
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This LA Times article is on the preservation of Civil War relics, including diaries, letters, etc.
- “Archivists are visiting 129 cities and towns across Virginia to digitally scan long-hidden journals, letters, maps and other Civil War records into an online database before they disappear forever.”
- “This is the minutiae of history.”
- “This is a lock of Jeb Stuart’s hair,” she said solemnly, and others in the room suddenly fell silent. “He gave it to my great-great-grandmother.”
- “I had an aunt, lived to be 100, who said she was a grown woman before she knew damn Yankee was two words,” she said with a laugh.”