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15 May 1864: “received a flesh wound through the calf on the left leg. Hobbled back to surgeon; no ambulance being at hand.”

Item Description: Diary entry, 15 May 1864, written by G.W.F. Harper, describing the Battle of Resaca, a wound he sustained, and casualties among his troops. George Washington Finley Harper (1834-1921) of Lenoir, N.C., was a merchant, Confederate officer, railroad builder, banker, … Continue reading

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11 May 1864: “… a woman who saw them cut the wires, as soon as they left, tied them together with some old wire and relieved us considerably.”

Item description: Letter, dated 11 May 1864, from Benedict Joseph Semmes to his wife. He discusses the engagements around Resaca, Georgia, including the Battle of Rocky Face Ridge.  He also notes news of a hasty marriage. [transcription available below image] … Continue reading

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