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13 July 1864: “With some exceptions the people that remain and either those who are unable to leave, or who will be pleased with the presence of a Yankee Army.”

Item Description: Letter from Benedict Joseph Semmes shortly after his arrival in Atlanta, GA.  He writes about the evacuation of the city, but feels confident the Confederates will never abandon Atlanta.  He also mentions the sinking of his cousin Raphael … Continue reading

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