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9 October 1861: “I don’t think there is half the excitement down here in the guard to the war that there is up in Bedford.”

Item description: Letter, 9 October 1861, from Robert W. Parker to his wife Rebecca, describing camp life. Robert W. Parker was born in 1838 in Pittsylvania County, Va. His father, Ammon H. Parker, and mother, Frances Goggin Parker, eventually settled … Continue reading

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