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8 April 1862: Cipher from Joseph E. Johnston to Robert E. Lee

Item description: Cipher sent from Gen. Joseph E. Johnston to Gen. Robert E. Lee. The coded message appears to be a note regarding the supply of arms to Johnston’s command, which in April 1862 was engaged in the fortification and … 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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