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20 July 1861: “our division retreated to Union Mills on the east side of Bull Run as we retreated a good many ladies left their homes and marched in advance of us.”

Item description: Letter, 20 July 1861, from Robert W. Parker to his wife describing his involvement in skirmishes near Manassas (Junction), Va., just days prior to the Battle of First Bull Run. [Item transcription available below images.] Item citation: From … Continue reading

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