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Furloughs commence

General Lee had authorized one man in every fifty to have a thirty-day furlough and they “started home today,” Spartan Band diarist William H. Hill recorded on Sept. 2, 1863. It was a clear and warm Wednesday and Hill concluded … Continue reading

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