Tag Archives: Fredericksburg (V.A.)

26 April 1864: “I had a long conversation with Gen Lee, a day or two ago since. He is in the highest of spirits…”

Item Description: Letter, dated 26 April 1864, from John Thomas Jones to his father, Edmund Walter Jones.  He describes movements in southern Virginia near Fredericksburg, camp life, and Lee’s North Carolina and Virginia strategy leading up to the Battle of … Continue reading

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2 March 1864: “…news has just reached us the enemy are going in the direction of Lynchburg…”

Item description: Letter, dated 2 March 1864, from Robert W. Parker to his wife, Rebecca “Beck” Louise Fitzhugh Walker, about minor engagements, troop movements, and camp conditions in Virginia.  Parker mentions action and movement around several places, including Madison, Lynchburg, Charlottesville, … Continue reading

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4 December 1863: “…marched about 20 miles in the direction of Fredericksburg where we found the yankees…”

Item description: Letter, dated 4 December 1863, from J.D. Joyner to his mother in Franklinton, N.C.  He discusses an engagement with Union troops near Fredericksburg, Virginia, in which the Union forces retreated from General Lee’s advance, as well as his … Continue reading

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21 September 1863: “Such a drunken crowd you never have seen, Generals, Colonels, Majors […]”

Item description: Letter, dated 21 September 1863, from John Andrew Ramsay to his cousin Julius.  Ramsay describes the movement of his company toward Tennessee, changes in command, and camp life.  He also requests boots be finished for him, and sends … Continue reading

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24 June 1863: “It was said that many marched until they fell dead…”

Item description: Letter, dated 24 June 1863, from Andrew J. Proffit to his father, William Proffit. He discusses troop movements in Virginia and his own health, and mentions the story of a two-headed calf born in Fredericksburg. Item citation: From … Continue reading

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