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8 September 1861: “you wished to know if I had burnt your letters I kept all of them till a week or so since. when I had a bonfire burnt up all I’ve received from you except the two last”

Item description: Letter, 8 September 1861, from Robert W. Parker to his wife Rebecca. He describes camp life, soldiers’ pay, and comments on his provisions for the upcoming autumn and winter. Robert W. Parker was born in 1838 in Pittsylvania … Continue reading

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16 August 1861: “At the suggestion of Genl. Longstreet I enclose herewith a cypher found on the battle field of the 21st.”

Item description: Letter, 16 August 1861, from William Mumford, Lt. Col., 17th Regiment, to Edward Porter Alexander, enclosing a captured “cypher” letter. According to Mumford, the letter was found on the battlefield at First Bull Run (First Manassas), the author … Continue reading

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