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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...

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Magnificent Hetty Cary: Betsy Ross of the South

One of the more prominent socialites and colorful characters in Richmond society during the Civil War was displaced Marylander Hetty Cary. A descendant of Thomas Jefferson, Cary was born near Baltimore in 1836, and was...