In the letter he discusses clothing he and other men need; poor conditions in camp; mutual acquaintances (including the Halls' son, Alex); and interactions with the Union troops. He also observes that "The war is down to a business now...I am...
In the letter Oliver discusses politics and recommends Bolling Hall for a seat in the U.S. Congress: "Instead of the bloody battle field with gallant leaders to marshal our host, we must take the halls where state craft and political intrigue will...
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