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12 January 1864: “It is at present composed of convales-cents from the Hospitals, and of those men who have been arrested for absence without leave and sent to this place.”

Item description: Letter, dated 12 January 1864, from William Robertson Boggs, Brigadier General and Chief of Staff under Edmund Kirby-Smith at the CSA’s Trans-Mississippi Department.  The message, written to Major General Richard Taylor, requests a regiment to replace the department’s … Continue reading

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16 August 1862: “it seems likely that another general engagement like that of Manassas will occur on that line…”

Item description: Letter, 16 August 1862, from Charles Woodward Hutson to his father. Item citation: From the Charles Woodward Hutson Papers, #362, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Item transcription: 16th Aug. 1862. … Continue reading

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9 August 1861: “We are all wishing for peace, perfectly satisfied with our one battle, & rather weary of rigid discipline in an uninviting country, where we have no great occupation.”

Item description: Recovering from the head wound received at the Battle of First Bull Run (First Manassas), Charles Woodward Hutson writes this letter to his mother to update her on his recovery.  Hutson also reflects on the new perspective coming … Continue reading

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