Daily Archives: 17 May ’14

17 May 1864:”… yesterday was a glorious day for the South. A desperate battle was fought near the Bluff.”

Item description: Letter, dated 17 May 1864, from L. L. Polk to his wife Sallie.  He gives an account of the Battle of Proctor’s Creek, a Confederate victory in Virginia under General Beauregard. [transcription available below images] Item citation: From … Continue reading

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