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2 May 1864: “I earnestly hope we may have a chance to fight…for the other thousands of anguished hearts…& also the cherishing of those passions of hatred & revenge which it would promote & encourage.

Item Description: Letter, 2 May 1864 and continued 11 May 1864, from Jonathan Lewis Whitaker to his wife, Julia A. Wells Whitaker, updating her on the conditions in his camp his well-being. Whitaker was an Orange County, N.Y., physician serving as a … Continue reading

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30 September 1863: “…we took the cars for Charlottes-ville, which place we reached without any remarkable incident …”

Item description: Diary entry, dated 30 September 1863, written by Charles Dabney.  He describes his journey to Charlottesville to begin classes at the University of Virginia. [transcription available below images] Item citation: From folder 1 of the Cornelius Dabney Diary … Continue reading

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