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7 August 1862: “I see no chance of going home until seseshdom is used up & I hope that won’t be long, unless England interferes.”

Item description: Letter, 7 August 1862, from Robert Stuart Finley to his fiancee, Mary A. Cabeen. Finley was a member of the 30th Illinois Infantry. Item citation: From the Robert Stuart Finley papers #3685-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, … Continue reading

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7 March 1862: “A great many bodies have been taken up and still the woods are thick with groups of graves with rudely carved boards for tombstones to show where their last remains repose.”

Item description: Letter, 7 March 1862, from Robert Stuart Finley to his fiancee, Mary A. Cabeen. Finley was a member of the 30th Illinois Infantry, a Union regiment engaged in the siege and taking of Fort Donelson on the 13th, … Continue reading

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