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20 March 1862: “The sunshine of secesion never sets in my soul: and, I hope, our country will be purified by the firery furnice we are passing through.”

Item description: Julius Alexander Robbins (1832-1864) was a Confederate soldier from Randolph County, N.C and Selma, Alabama. This letter was written by Julius Alexander Robbins to his cousin while serving on the Virginia Peninsula in 1862. The letter gives an account … Continue reading

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