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26 October 1863: “The plan was to make me responsible for Polk’s supposed delinquency & give Pemberton the Corps. Polk’s manliness and P’s sense of propriety defeated the scheme.”

Item Description: “The following interesting letter, descriptive of the quarrels in the Confederate States’ Army, is printed from the original letter, now before us. We are indebted for it to our friend, Captain C. W. Elwell, of New York City.–Ed. … Continue reading

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2 February 1863: “We are quartered in the splendid brick mansions of the opulent and luxury-loving citizens of Fredericksburg…”

Item description: Letter, 2 February 1863, from Ruffin Thomson, 18th Mississippi Infantry Regiment, to his “Pa” (William H. Thomson). More about Ruffin Thomson: Ruffin Thomson was the oldest child and only son of William H. Thomson and Hannah Lavinia Thomson. He studied … Continue reading

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30 December 1861: “The Troops are reminded that the 57th Article of War makes punishable with death the giving intelligence to the enemy directly or indirectly.”

Item description: General orders No. 98, dated 30 December 1861, from the Headquarters of the Department of Northern Virginia concerning the dissemination of intelligence. Item citation: From folder 18 of the William Nelson Pendleton Papers, #1466, Southern Historical Collection, The … Continue reading

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