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30 July 1864: “The burning of Chambersburg was generally condemned by our Regt. at first when all the sympathies were all aroused, but when reason had time to regain her seat I believe that they all thought as I thought at first; that it was justice & justice tempered with mercy.”

Item Description: Diary entry by J. Kelly Bennette for July 30, 1864. He describes the burning of the town of Chambersburg, PA as retribution for Union troop burning private property in the Confederacy. Item Citation: Folder 3, in the J. … Continue reading

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