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9 October 1864: “The General has noticed the large number of men (apparently ablebodied soldiers) who frequent the numerous wagon camps and detached encampments”

Item Description: Circular ordering officers to return men on detached duty to their respective regiments and to make sure that men who are not fit for active duty are assigned jobs within their regiments. Item Citation: Folder 18 of the T. … Continue reading

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28 September, 1864: “He desires you to move to the North side of James River”

Item Description: Letter to General R. H. Anderson commanding him to move across the James River to take command of the line of defense and establish a line of communication between General Lee and Major Generals Field and Pickett. Item … Continue reading

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9 January 1863: “I havent opened my snack yet”

Item description: Letter, dated 9 January 1863, from Robert W. Parker, describing rejoining the Army of the Northern Virginia in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. Parker was born in 1838 in Pittsylvania County, Va. His father, Ammon H. Parker, and mother, Frances Goggin Parker, eventually … Continue reading

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