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6 August 1863: “I want some peaches very much but cannot get them. W.G. Parker is dead. He was shot in the head and died at Winchester.”

Item description: Letter, dated 6 August 1863, from Francis W. Bird to his sister, discussing casualties, recent campaigns, and the accuracy of newspaper accounts. Bird enlisted in the Confederate Army on 1 May 1861 in Bertie County, N.C., as a Second Lieutenant. … Continue reading

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15 August 1861: “Gen Magruder…carried about 7 or 8 thousand soldiers the other day from this place…down to Hampton and burned the entire place…”

Item Description: This letter, dated 15 August 1861, is from Francis W. Bird in Yorktown, Virginia to his sister, discussing sickness in his camp as well as the burning of Hampton, Va. Bird enlisted in the Confederate Army on 1 … Continue reading

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