Monthly Archives: May 2015

Praise for Murder Survivor’s Handbook

Originally posted on Survivors of Violent Loss:
“Words are woefully insufficient to convey the extraordinary value of “Murder Survivor’s Handbook.”  Written for survivors, but exceptionally useful for the professionals and friends who want to assist them, this book is unparallelled…

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Decoration Day Honored U.S. Civil War Veterans; Later Became Memorial Day

On May 5, 1868, Major General John A. Logan, the head of the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union veterans, declared Decoration Day as a time for the nation to honor the U.S. Civil War dead. Logan … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day and the U.S. Civil War

With Mother’s Day just a few days away, I began to wonder about the history of the day purported to honor mothers. Did it exist during the U.S. Civil War? If it did, Oney F. Sweet never mentioned it. It … Continue reading

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