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Candler tells his uncle about the march and the skirmishing that he's been through.

Candler tells his uncle that he's about to embark on a secret move in Maryland.

Candler tells his uncle that he's about to embark on a secret move in Maryland.

Candler tells his uncle that he's about to embark on a secret move in Maryland.

Candler tells his uncle that he's about to embark on a secret move in Maryland.
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Candler tells his uncle that he's about to embark on a secret move in Maryland.
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This receipt verifies that the account is correct for seven hundred pounds of hay.
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Carpenter tells his sister about the war including attacks near Lynchburg and Confederate prisoners held by the Union soldiers.
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Carpenter tells his sister about himself and his siblings with him as they arrived to camp near the Salt Works.
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Carpenter talks about preparing for a march towards Charleston and details the fighting near White Sulphur that he took part in.
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Carpenter tells his sister about skirmishing on the way to Charleston.
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Carpenter tells his sister about war news he has heard and asks about the family.
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Carpenter tells his sister about the low possibility of peace in the war.
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Letter from Jack Foster, formerly enslaved person and body servant in the 36th Virginia Infantry, to Confederate General John McCausland, reminiscing about the Battle of Cloyd's Mountain and his time in camp service.
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Letters written by Joseph T. Harris of the 12th Ohio Infantry to his sister, Mollie Swope from various locations in western Virginia. The letters are…
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Letters written by Joseph T. Harris of the 12th Ohio Infantry to his sister, Mollie Swope from various locations in western Virginia. The letters are…
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Letters written by Joseph T. Harris of the 12th Ohio Infantry to his sister, Mollie Swope from various locations in western Virginia. The letters are…
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Letters written by Joseph T. Harris of the 12th Ohio Infantry to his sister, Mollie Swope from various locations in western Virginia. The letters are…
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Letter written by sailor Edwin C. Stone aboard the U.S.S. Minnesota, November 11, 1861 to his brother Persley Stone. Majority of letter is advice from…
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Letter written July 20, 1861 by Charles H. Pierce to his mother on the eve of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run. Pierce was a member of the United…
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Letter written by John Pittman, 12th North Carolina Infantry, written from camp around Fredericksburg, Virginia, April 23, 1863. Letter is written to…
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Letter written by Virginia Lucas to her brother [name not given] from Halltown in Clarke County, Virginia, July 11, 1861. Virginia writes how she and…
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Letter written by Joseph Eames to the Confederate Secretary of War, April 20, 1863 in regards to petitioning the secretary to reassign his son, Pope…
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Letter written by James and Jehu Barnard of Patrick County, Virginia to their parents. Both were members of Company K, 50th Virginia Infantry. Written…
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Letter written by James H. Hurst, Co. K, 50th Pennsylvania Infantry, July 4th, 1862, from Beaufort, South Carolina to his brother. Letter describes…
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Letter written by Joseph Rule from his camp at Petersburg, Virginia, December 15th, 1864 to his friend Silas. Letter details Rule's Company B, 50th…
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Frank to Phebe about his activities and his dislike of being separated by distance. 6 pages
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This collection contains a partially printed receipt for slave labor delivered to Chief Engineer Lt. Col. William H. Stevens in charge of Confederate…
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This collection details the receipt of John, an enslaved person, in Lynchburg, Virginia, for work on the city's fortifications in October 1863. John…
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Isaac writes to his mother about his grief over his brother's death.
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Isaac, along with 250 men, are marching to Beverly to capture the garison stationed there. The expedition will take up the three weeks.
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Isaac denounces the author of an article claiming that Imboden's command, which Isaac is a member of, was responsible for the failures at Winchester.…
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Isaac asks Jinnie and his family to write him more often. His command is advancing on the enemy near Mt Crawford. Isaac comments on how the enemy has…
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The 62nd suffered a great loss in Winchester, with 2,000-3,000 kills and wounded. Isaac expresses how horrible he thinks war is, even during the…
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Isaac is very weary and in need of new clothing, which he is hopeful of getting. Isaac's friend Archer wrote him, saying he requested that Isaac be…
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Isaac again reiterates his sorrow of hearing of his brother's death and his desire to be with his family to grieve together.
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Isaac writes to Jinnie, still grieving for the death of his brother.
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Isaac is torn apart by the sudden news of his brother's death. He is consumed by thoughts of his brother's widow and children, and wishes to be with…
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A Yankee spy was shot the day prior. Grant, Sherman, and Stonemen have all faced defeat, much to Isaac's joy. Isaac and many of his fellow soldiers…
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Isaac updates Jinnie on the injuries and deaths of their friends, including the death of Alfred. The 62nd has very few men left. They will not be…
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Issac's regiment will be getting horses and serving as infantry for General Imboden. Isaac receives notice that they are going on an expedition with…
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Reports from Richmond say that the Southern armies killed and wounded 30,000 enemies.
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Still in the hospital, now joined by friends Dick and Alvin, Isaac requests that his sister's servant is sent down with Alfred to serve Isaac in the…
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Isaac is receiving treatment at the Hospital Col for Dysentery and Cholmorbous.
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An exhausted and ill Isaac reports to Jinnie about the relentess fighting he has been engaged in since the last letter he wrote her.
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General Grant is making his way to Chichommany, and so Isaac's division is marching there. Isaac mourns the death of his friend John Higginbothem.
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Issac updates Jinnie on the status of their badly hurt friend Alfred, as well as the final numbers of losses from the previously mentioned battle. He…
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