In the letter McRae discusses the news he has received in Europe about recent Confederate losses in the war: "...we have had a succession of bad accounts causing many of our friends here to despair of ultimate success. I am not among that number...
In the first entry, dated April 11, 1865, Waring describes the evacuation of Confederate troops from the city: "We are all perfectly miserable at the idea of being separated, for an indefinite period of time, from our dear brothers and...
In the letter she describes a raid by Union soldiers on her family's property: "After the Boats and Negroes all left we gathered up the fragments and were surprised that so much was left...We feel devoutly grateful that the place was not burned and...
In the letter Strudwick discusses family members and acquaintances; expresses remorse for encouraging some of his relatives to move to California; and complains about the improved status of African Americans (whom he refers to collectively as...
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