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1 July 1862: “…McClellan is reported mortally wounded. His army is fighting for existence. It is at bay and desperate.”

Item description: The Wilmington Daily Journal of 1 July 1862 included this update of action near Richmond, Virginia. Containing an erroneous report of Union General George B. McClellan’s mortal wound, the article presents a somewhat upbeat outlook on what would … 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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