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15 June 1863: “It is reported that our army will not be allowed to plunder or rob in Pennsylvania [...]“

Item description: Letter, dated 15 June 1863, from General Lafayette McLaws to his wife, Emily.  He describes his division receiving orders to march into Pennsylvania, as well as orders for the army to not “plunder and rob.” Item citation: From … Continue reading

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6 October 1861: “We have heard of great victories, of late, in other quarters. Why is there no fighting in this section?”

Item description: Letter, 6 October 1861, from Charles Woodward Hutson to his mother, discussing life in camp as part of the Hampton’s Legion South Carolina Infantry. He expresses his frustration at the relative inactivity on the front during this period … Continue reading

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24 September 1861: “Near five months have now passed since we left home. Seven still intervene and I hope will pass as rapidly as the two last.”

Item description: Letter from Nathaniel Henry Rhodes Dawson (1829-1895) to his fiancee Elodie Todd (1844-1881). Nathaniel Henry Rhodes Dawson was a Selma, Ala., lawyer and politician, Confederate officer in the 4th Alabama Infantry Regiment, and United States commissioner of education. … Continue reading

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