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1863: “At Such A Price”

General Orders, No. 61 [Headquarters] Army of Northern Virginia, May 11, 1863. With deep grief the commanding general announces to the army the death of Lieut. Gen. T.J. Jackson, who expired on the 10th instant, at 3:15 p.m. The daring … Continue reading

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1863: “I Hope So Soon As Practicable To Attack”

Near 3 P.M., May 2, 1863 General: The enemy has made a stand at Chancellor’s, which is about two miles from Chancellorsville. I hope, so soon as practicable, to attack.

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1863: “I Am In No Hurry To Get Into Any More Battles”

Murfreesboro, Tenn., April 20. 1863. Dear wife: I am alone in my tent to-night, I have a good solid floor in it, an excellent fire place in one end, graced by a pair of andirons, a cheerful fire is glowing … Continue reading

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Driving Through History: Daniel Showalter

I sometimes drive passed a road called “Showalter” on my way to a local library. Every time I see the street sign, my thoughts turn momentarily to an incident that happened in California in the months leading to and during … Continue reading

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1863: “I Wish I Was Home…”

[spelling is original] Fort Ripley, Mariland  April 18, 1863 Dear Mother I received your letter to night and was glad to hear from you and to hear that you are all well. I am tuff and harty as a buck. … Continue reading

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1863: “Increased Religious Interest Among Our Troops Here”

April 10 …I trust that God is going to bless us with great success, and in such manner as to show that it is all His gift; and I trust and pray that it will lead our country to acknowledge … Continue reading

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