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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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9 April 1863: “I feel that I am useful, that the country needs every man of God at work”

Item Description: Letter from Henry C. Lay to his wife.  He writes about live in Arkansas as he travels around preaching.  Henry Champlin Lay (1823-1885) was an Episcopal clergyman and bishop. Lay was an Episcopal priest in Virginia, 1846-1847; in … Continue reading

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