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  • Collection: Preston Family Correspondence, 1861, 1872 (Ms2010-070)

The first letter is dated on July 28, 1861 and is written by James Francis Preston to his wife, Sarah Caperton Preston following the First Battle of Bull Run. He writes about the battle’s events and his own movements, including executing a direct…

The second letter dates to May 15, 1872 and is written by Sarah Caperton Preston to Colonel Grabowski at Virginia Military Institute (VMI). The letter is a response to a previous notice from the Colonel about her son’s (Hugh Caperton Preston) recent…
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