In the letter Lee describes twenty-nine slaves he is selling. He gives specific details about any individuals who are not "sound and capable" or "prime and hearty," and he also mentions parent-child relationships. The price for each slave is $725....
In the letter Blackwell discusses General Joseph E. Johnston's reappointment as commander of the Army of Tennessee: "Today Johnston received our Corps and as he passed each Brigade, three cheers were given in a very joyful tone and manner...
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