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19 August 1864: “I do not see how Sherman is ever to force us out of Atlanta”

Item Description: Letter dated 19 August 1864 from William Dudley Gale to his wife. He joined the Confederate Army as a staff officer for his father in law, General Leonidas Polk, in the fall of 1862. After the general’s death … Continue reading

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28 February 1864: “I am heartily disgusted with public opinion.”

Item Description: William Dudley Gale wrote in this letter, 28 February 1864, to his wife, Kate Polk Gale, describing the destruction wrought by the Yankees on Meridian, Ala., and Enterprise, Ala., and defended the much maligned strategy of his father-in-law, … Continue reading

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15 September 1863: “We hear that we will have large reinforcements soon when I expect we will go back to Chattanooga and drive them out.”

Item description: Letter, dated 15 September 1863, from William Dudley Gale to his wife Kate Polk Gale while in Lafayette, GA.  He describes troop movements and engagements near Ringgold Gap, Georgia.   Item Citation: From folder 4 of the Gale … Continue reading

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