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Letter, Clotille Morrow, a teenaged girl in Columbus, Mississippi, to William Hollinshed Lee, telling him that Columbus is ''exceedingly dull,'' with no parties, weddings, or beaux. Captain Baskerville has raised a cavalry battalion with five companies from Columbus, Okolona, Corinth, and Pickens County, Alabama. The battalion was ordered to Iuka, and S. H. Pope is the Adjutant. The letter writer and Mariah Barry got them a ''very handsome'' flag to be presented by Dr. Lowndes Lipscomb. John Pope and Tom Shields tried to raise up a battalion but were unsuccessful. Mr. Wellford will finally ''risk his precious life with the rest of his countrymen'' and joined a company in Virginia. William Witherspoon resigned, along with the second lieutenant of Blewett's Company (48th Regiment, Co. C). The young ladies in town are occupied with sewing, knitting, and thinking of the soldiers. 1865.
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