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1864: “Civilization To Our Headquarters”

Jany 23/64 …Tonight we dedicated our new chapel and in remembrance of R.I. [Rhode Island] and in recognition of God’s goodness to use we have named it “Hope” Chapel. The building is made of logs hewn smooth on one side … Continue reading

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1864: “Took Place June 6th 1862”

Camp near Orange C.H. Va 10th Feb’y 1864 Capt. John Esten Cooke Dear Sir, The skirmish in which Gen. Ashby was killed took place June 6th 1862. My Division, acting as rear-guard, had encamped on the evening of the 5th, … Continue reading

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1864: “The Most Difficult Business Of Our Army”

Headquarters Dept. of the Tenn. Vicksburg, Jan. 31, 1864. Dear Sawyer, In my former letters I have answered all your questions save one, and that relates to the treatment of inhabitants known or suspected to be hostile or “Secesh.” This … Continue reading

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1864: “I Am 21 Today! Of Age!”

Wednesday, Jan. 20th, 1864 On Sunday we all went to hear Mr. Grasty preach. He gave us a very severe sermon against dancing. Willie Lewis came and brought us a letter from George. Bob Saunders was shipped. Willie has a … Continue reading

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1864: “Three Hundred Pairs of Stockings, Knitted By Yourself”

Executive Mansion Washington, Jany. 8, 1864 Mrs. Esther Stockton. Madam: Learning that you who have passed the eighty-fourth year of life, have given to the soldiers, some three hundred pairs of stockings, knitted by yourself, I wish to offer you … Continue reading

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