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The Booth Brothers: Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth

In the 1850’s and 1860’s Edwin Booth and his younger brother John Wilkes Booth were considered to be two of the finest actors in America. The Civil War divided many families, including the Booths....

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Phoebe Yates Pember Recalls the Fall of Richmond in April 1865

Phoebe Yates Pember was born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1823.  She married Thomas Pember of Boston in 1856.  Soon after that, he contracted tuberculosis and the couple moved back to the south in...