Guess Who’s Coming to Thanksgiving Dinner?

Abraham Lincoln on November 8, 1863

Abraham Lincoln–Nov. 8, 1863-One month after his Thanksgiving Proclamation and a little more than a week before he gave the Gettysburg Address

It was the month of October 1863.

A silvery, Indian Summer haze drifted over the White House as the leaves on the trees, starved of summer’s extended light, were beginning to turn vibrant shades of red, orange, and yellow.

And the American Civil War was raging.

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A Godly Confederate Hero…A Yankee Officer and a Sword

Lt. Colonel Thomas Marshal, 7th Virginia Cavalryl

Lt. Colonel Thomas Marshall, 7th Virginia Cavalry, Aide to Stonewall Jackson

Colonel Thomas A. Marshall, Jr., was a Confederate soldier in the American Civil War.

He was also a believer in the one true God and demonstrated his devotion to his Lord and Savior on and off the battlefield.

He served mightily and valiantly¬† in the 7th Cavalry along side General Turner Ashby and he also served as an aid to the venerable, Stonewall Jackson (more on Marshall’s contributions below).

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