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19 October 1863: “…preparing for the decisive struggle which is generally believed to be not far in the future.”

Item description: Entry, dated 19 October 1863, from the diary of Samuel A. Agnew.  He discusses a case of horse-stealing, the activities surrounding a visit from CSA President Jefferson Davis, and recent operations of General James Chalmers. [transcription available below … Continue reading

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4 July 1863: “sharpshooting all day…”

Item description: Diary entry, 4 July 1863, by Leonidas Torrence of the 23rd North Carolina Troops Company H.  This is the last entry in Torrence’s diary recording his march from Guinea Station to Gettysburg. [Item transcription available below image.]   Item … Continue reading

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13 April 1863: “It was a hard blow, having marched near 100 miles & tired & now march all night a swampy road was indeed a hard blow. If ever there was a time when I felt like not going this was the time…”

Item Description: Diary entry, 13 April 1863, written by Thomas Lewis Ware, presumably of Washington, Ga., while he was a member of the 15th Georgia Infantry Regiment, Confederate States of America, serving in Virginia and in the Gettysburg campaign, during which he … Continue reading

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