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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Earl F. Gohl
Then, Mr. Gohl says, there is Altoona, Pa., where President Lincoln convened the states' governors and consulted on the Emancipation Proclamation.
Although there is enough Civil War history to fill a library, Mr. Gohl said, relatively little focuses on the lives and lifestyles of noncombatants between 1861 and 1865.