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2 July 1863: “My dear son, you are passing through one of the severest ordeals that the world has ever known. “

 Item Description: Letter, 2 July 1863, from Willam H. Thomson to his son Ruffin. Ruffin Thomson was the oldest child and only son of William and Hannah Lavinia Thomson. He studied at the University of Mississippi and the University of North … Continue reading

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