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25 April 1865: “I have about recovered the entire use of my leg and havent thrown away my crutch yet as I do not wish to suffer any further from my wound”

Item Description: Letter from Robert D. Graham to his mother, Susannah Sarah Washington. He is writing from a hospital under Union control at Petersburg, VA. He is healing from his wound and hopes to be paroled from the hospital soon. … Continue reading

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21 November 1862: “Some of the citizens of Martin thought that they had carried off no less than 3000 negroes…”

Item description: Letter, 21 November 1862, from Robert D. Graham to his father William A. Graham. Robert writes about marching from North Carolina into Virginia, the destruction of property by Union soldiers, and African Americans leaving with the Union troops. … Continue reading

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