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Gen. McLaws’s furlough

The Barksdale’s Mississippi Brigade’s division commander, Gen. Lafayette McLaws, had been denied a furlough back in February. But he apparently received one sometime in March. On April 2, 1863, he wrote his wife, Emily, at home in Georgia, that his … Continue reading

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The Journey: Joining the rest of the army

After two weeks of marching and picket duty around Malvern Hill, the 13th left Camp Holly on Aug. 20, 1862, a Wednesday, and marched through Richmond. They turned northeast and camped two miles from the city on the Mechanicsville Pike. … Continue reading

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