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8 July 1863: “Like all the rest I am getting tired of this side of the Potomac…”

Item description: Letter, 8 July 1863, from William Hope Peek, assistant surgeon with the 2nd Virginia Cavalry, to his sister, Maria Peek, who was at the family’s home in Hampton, Va.  William died less than two weeks later on 19 … Continue reading

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3 July 1863: “we are repulsed with great slaughter”

Item description: Diary of William D. Alexander, Company C, 37th North Carolina, containing an entry made on the field during Pickett’s Charge at the battle of Gettysburg, July 3, 1863. [Item transcription available below images.] Item citation: From the William D. … Continue reading

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