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25 August 1864: “Then ten of Gregory’s men stepped up- and at the command- fired ten balls passing thro his chest- he fell backwards immediately”

Item Description: Letter from Andrew Lucas “Luke” Hunt to Willie.  He writes about the living condition for him and his men in Kentucky.  He also goes into great detail about the execution of a Confederate guerrilla by firing squad.  Andrew … Continue reading

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26 July 1863: “…if it had not been for the warning of the slave he know doubt would have been captured perhaps murdered.”

Item identification: Diary entry by Levi Fritz, dated 26 July 1863.  Fritz discusses troop movements around Warrenton, Virginia, and recounts the story of a Union soldier being warned by a slave about an imminent ambush. Item citation: From folder 1 … Continue reading

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20 July 1862: “If a soldier or a legitimate follower of the army be fired upon from any house, the house shall be razed to the ground, and the inhabitants sent prisoners to the headquarters of this army.”

Item description: General Orders, Number 7, dated 20 July 1862, issued by command of Major General John Pope. These orders appear as they were published in the Supplemental Report of the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War, In … Continue reading

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