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Reward for the capture of a deserter

According to independent historian Jess McLean, a Mississippi newspaper ran a notice in late June, 1864, that was signed by Captain William F. Brown, company commander of the Pettus Guards. The headline: $30,000 REWARD¬†[presumably Confederate money] and the text: “I … Continue reading

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Reenlistment blues

The second year of secession was barely begun and 13th regiment troops already were discussing whether to reenlist when their old commitments expired in the spring. It seemed to be a phony war, at best. Nothing much had happened since … Continue reading

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