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19 July 1861: “then we all fell down and loaded and fired as fast as we could. The enemys balls whistled and rattled by our ears pretty sharp…”

Item description: Letter, 19 July 1861, from William Ray Wells, private in the 12th New York Infantry Regiment, to his family. He describes the “slight brush” his regiment had with the enemy the previous day in which over 60 Union … Continue reading

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