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Letter, William Sykes, Middleton, Mississippi, James Sykes, regarding the difficulties they are facing in the area, including limited resources, lack of news, and sickness among the family and slaves. He asks his brother to inquire about purchasing iron from a company in Columbus. He expresses his sorrow over the deaths of two relatives, Eddie Sykes and Edgar Sykes, and wonders when the war will end. 1863.
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