Tag Archives: The Minutemen of Attala

One deserter and two patriots

The fortunes of the regiment and, indeed, the Confederacy, were declining in the spring of 1864, but the men were affected in different ways, according to records gathered by independent historian Jess N. McLean. Professor T. Dwight Nutting, leader of … 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

Culpepper County Va June 14th 1863 Dearest One, This is the Sabbath and my day to write you a letter, but have none of yours to answer, have not received one from you in many days. Have no news now, … Continue reading

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Correspondence

Fredericksburg Va May 31st 1863 Dearest One, This sabbath I proceed to answer your verry loveing letter dated 13th inst. which came to my hands on wednesday last. The greatest privilege enjoyed by me is reading one of your verry … Continue reading

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Correspondence

Camp Holly Va Aug 19 Dear Wife We have just returned from a big Yanky hunt. Have been gone three days and suffered dreadfully with dust, but had otherwise a fine time. Our company, Charles in command, with a Regt … Continue reading

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Correspondence

Camp Holly Va Aug 16th, 62 Dear Wife, As this is wash day and a leisure time with me I concluded to commence an answer to your last which was received on Monday, the day after I wrote you. I … Continue reading

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Correspondence

Six miles east of Richmond, Va June 8th 1862 Dearest Mollie, As this is Sunday and we are at leisure for the first time in two weeks, will spend a few moments in writing. Before this reaches you you will … Continue reading

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Correspondence

In Camps Near York Town Va April 22nd 1862 Dearest One This leaves me in fine health together with most of the company although many have been quite sick but are now fast recovering and comeing in every day. We … Continue reading

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