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22 February 1864: “…being called thither on business with his Excellency the President.”

Item description: Letter, dated 22 February 1864, from Major Charles Scott Venable to Lieutenant General Richard Stoddert Ewell.  The letter informs Major Ewell that his commanding General (General Robert E. Lee) would be leaving his position to visit President Jefferson … Continue reading

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8 August 1861: “Take care of Mamma for me and pray for Papa and for the war to stop when you say your prayers and God will take care of us all.”

Item description: Letter from Charles S. Venable (1827-1900) to his four-year-old son, Francis Preston Venable (1856-1934). Charles S. Venable was a mathematician, astronomer, and an officer in the Confederate Army (most notably he served as an aide-de-camp to General Robert … Continue reading

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