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1 February 1864: “One of the 48th Regt was executed last Monday for desertion and 3 of the 46th Regt on Saturday”

Item Description: Letter dated 1 February 1864 by James A. Graham to his mother. He writes about soldiers being executed for desertion from the army, his hopes of furlough, meal rations, and reports about Yankee movements. Item Citation: Folder 3, … Continue reading

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10 December 1861: “I have Just returned from one of The most heart rending scenes ever witnessed by man”

Item description: Letter from William C. McClellan, a private in the Confederate Army at Camp Centerville, Va., to his sister Matilda McClellan in Shoalford, Limestone County, Alabama. His letter describes routine news from camp, as well as the execution of … Continue reading

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