Reflections by Sammy Way: Memorial Day: Remembering fallen heroes

By SAMMY WAY
Sumter Item archivist and historian
Posted 5/29/21

In the autumn of 1864, Massachusetts Gov. John A. Andrew wrote to President Lincoln asking him to express condolences to Mrs. Lydia Bixby, a widow believed to have lost five sons during the Civil War. Lincoln's letter to her was printed in the …

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