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20 April 1864: ” I am seated in an old field, surrounded by men flushed with hope & success & dividing out their captured spoils. I write to you on Yankee paper with a gold pen, & Yankee envelope with Yankee ink, smoking Yankee cigar, full of Yankee sugar coffee &c.”

Item description: Letter, dated 20 April 1864, from Leonidas LaFayette Polk to his wife Sarah Gaddy Polk regarding the Confederate victory at the Battle of Plymouth, N.C., and spoils taken from Union soldiers. More about Leonidas LaFayette Polk: L.L. (Leonidas LaFayette) … Continue reading

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