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Letter, Alex W. Feemster in Selma, Alabama, to his wife, Loulie Feemster, in Enterprise, Mississippi. He urges her to return to Selma soon, since they don't know when ''the roads may be taken up entirely by the govt for the transportation of soldiers or stores.'' He would try to get a furlough to come and get her, but furloughs are only granted to one man at a time and cannot exceed eight days. Sam was wounded just above the hip on July 28 by ''a musket ball from a shrapnel shell which exploded behind him.'' The ''vandals'' robbed Lizzie and her family (in Mississippi) of nearly everything they had. The negroes at the Methodist church across the street are ''having one of their greatest shouting times.'' 1864.
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