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19 August 1861: “If we are to winter near the Potomac, I think I will certainly need flannel drawers, but not until the winter-season fairly sets in.”

Item description: In this letter of 19 August 1861 to his family, Charles Woodward Hutson comments on the large number of cases of typhoid fever and other ailments plaguing his fellow soldiers, noting, “too many suffer from a disease still … Continue reading

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18 August 1861: “Our Captain is sick our 1st Lut., acting Agt. Gen., our 2nd sick so we are commanded by the 3rd Lut. who is very young and inexperienced so if we were to have a fight soon we would be in a bad fix.”

Item description: In this letter, dated 18 August 1861, James Keen Munnerlyn describes the poor condition of his company, particularly the poor health of the officers, “Our Captain is sick our 1st Liet., acting Agt. Gen., our 2nd sick so … Continue reading

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12 August 1861: “Nearly three hundred of our men are under the Surgeon’s charge. Most of these are down with the measles.”

Item description: Still convalescing after being wounded at the Battle of First Bull Run (First Manassas), Charles Woodward Hutson writes this letter to his sister to update her on the progress of his recovery and the general health of his … Continue reading

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8 July 1861: ” As President Davis will not receive any more 12 month Volunteers our company must either volunteer for the war or be disbanded on the 20th of August.”

Item description: Letter, 8 July 1861, from James A. Graham (1841-1909) to his father William A. Graham, a former United States senator and governor of North Carolina. In this letter, James Graham writes to get his father’s blessing to continue … Continue reading

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