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Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
This handwritten letter, dated May 9, 1861, is written from Peleg Clarke Jr. to Peleg Clarke Sr. describing the perils of being in Fredericksburg and the difficulties of escaping. The letter goes on to describe what the surrounding areas are like and his unwillingness to join the fight.
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Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Anecdotes
Mississippi State University Libraries, Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Peleg Clarke, Jr. papers, Papers Dated 1853 May-1861 May, Box 1, Folder 1
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Letter, Peleg Clarke Jr. to Peleg Clarke Sr., May 9, 1861, Peleg Clarke, Jr. papers (FVW), The Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana