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Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
This handwritten letter, dated January 31, 1863. is written from a Union soldier named Henry to his mother letting her know that so far his company has escaped recent battles without losing any soldiers. The letter goes on to describe the events surrounding a recent battle, what the terrain was like, and what took place. The end of the letter is written up the side of the paper on all pages and is completed sideways along the top of the first page.
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Letter, Henry, a Union Soldier, to Mother, January 31, 1863, Original Manuscript Collection, Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.