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Mollie L. Campbell Nash

Minutemen of Attala Private Nimrod Newton Nash’s wife Mollie L. Campbell whom he married in 1855. She was the principal recipient of most of his good letters which lend so much verisimilitude to The Bloody Thirteenth and an understanding of the … Continue reading

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Nimrod Newton Nash

Newt Nash was a rifleman in the 13th Mississippi whose letters home to his wife Mollie go a long way to illuminating the Civil War from the Confederate viewpoint. Copies of the letters, transcribed by Newt’s descendants, were given to … Continue reading

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Praise for The Bloody Thirteenth

Elaine F. Boatin, a retired University of Maine literature and writing professor, recently posted a review of our new regimental history on its sales page at Amazon. She is a descendant of the regiment’s Private John Nicholas Ford: “First, a … Continue reading

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Visiting a 13th soldier’s Richmond grave

Texan Weldon Nash, Jr., whose ancestor Nimrod Newton Nash wrote so many of the good letters in this digital regimental until he was killed at Gettysburg, recently visited the Richmond grave of Henry T. Nash, another Minute Men private. Henry, … Continue reading

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The death of Private Nash

Camp Winder Hospital Division No. 2, ward No. 45 Richmond, Va. July 14th, 63 Dear Sister [-in-law] Mollie, I have to perform the sad task of writing the death of your poor Newton to you[.] [H]e was killed in battle … Continue reading

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Correspondence

Chambersburg Penn June 28th 1863 Dearest One You will see by the caption that we are in the enemies country, and so far has amply paid for the invasion. We are all liveing on the fat of the land. I … Continue reading

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Correspondence

Ashbys Gap  Va June 23rd 1863 Dear Mollie As Mr. Cone has not left yet and as we have had a little excitement I will pass a few moments in making my letter a little longer. On the 21st Genl … Continue reading

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Correspondence

Ashby’s Gap, Va June 23rd/63 Dear Sister, I owe you a letter and as Mr. Cone leaves for home I will write that you may know something of our whereabouts. We have done some hard marching since we left Fredericksburg. … Continue reading

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