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20 May 1864: “If only the half of what we hear is true we have gained great and glorious victories.”

Item description: In this diary entry dated 20 May 1864, Samuel A. Agnew, a Presbyterian minister, teacher, farmer, and prominent local citizen in Tippah and Lee counties, Mississippi, noted confirmed victories at Spotsylvania and Drury’s Bluff and rumors of casualties and … Continue reading

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11 May 1864: “… a woman who saw them cut the wires, as soon as they left, tied them together with some old wire and relieved us considerably.”

Item description: Letter, dated 11 May 1864, from Benedict Joseph Semmes to his wife. He discusses the engagements around Resaca, Georgia, including the Battle of Rocky Face Ridge.  He also notes news of a hasty marriage. [transcription available below image] … Continue reading

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