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25 December 1862: “The boys are in excellent spirits however not much doing in the eggnog line…”

Item description: Letter, dated 25 December 1862, from Isaac Adams Howard of Gonzalez, Tex., to his father, Dr. William Henry Howard. In this letter, Howard, of the 5th Texas Regiment, Company B, gave a graphic description of the Fredericksburg battlefield … Continue reading

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15 December 1862: “It is my painful duty to write you a few lines informing you of the death of your son, cousin Benjamin N. Long.”

Item description: Letter, 15 December 1862, from James W. Jones to his uncle John Long informing him of the death of his son, Benjamin N. Long. The Long family of Alamance County, N.C., included John Long and Letitia R. Long … Continue reading

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