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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

December 24, 1864

Union Soldier Celebrated Christmas in Savannah

A Wisconsin soldier wrote a brief note in his diary of how he and fellow soldiers celebrated Christmas in Savannah.

“24th Dec. – We cleaned our quarters. Each person planted a Christmas tree in front of his tent.”

Source: Civil War Letters of Major Fredrick C. Winkler, in 26th Wisconsin Infantry Volunteers Home Page