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1 February 1863: “I have had the itch – and feared to write lest it should be imparted to you from the paper…”

Item description: Letter, 1 February 1863, from Leonard Henderson to his mother Mary Henderson. The letter describes Henderson’s affliction with what many historians colloquially call “camp itch,” a mysterious skin disease that plagued countless soldiers during the war. Many now … Continue reading

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25 May 1861: “I made no tender to the State until my ten Companies were all full and organized.”

Item description: Col. Charles F. Fisher petitions Governor John W. Ellis to get Leonard Henderson placed under his care in one of his companies. Item citation: From the John Willis Ellis Papers #242, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University … Continue reading

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