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9 August 1861: “We are all wishing for peace, perfectly satisfied with our one battle, & rather weary of rigid discipline in an uninviting country, where we have no great occupation.”

Item description: Recovering from the head wound received at the Battle of First Bull Run (First Manassas), Charles Woodward Hutson writes this letter to his mother to update her on his recovery.  Hutson also reflects on the new perspective coming … Continue reading

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5 July 1861: “You need not feel in the least alarmed for me, for I candidly do not believe that any attack will be made on us at least for a long time…”

Item description: Letter, 5 July 1861, from Edward Porter Alexander to his wife Bettie. At one point Alexander describes the mobilizing Confederate forces in a coded message, written in an “unknown tongue.” Several pencil notations were written above the coded … Continue reading

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