In the letter Sayre sends news of mutual acquaintances; mentions several people who have died ("death has been making fearful havoc among people in that neighborhood"); conscription of soldiers; the prospect of peace ("I don't think it will come...
In the letter the men recommend that Henry C. Semple be appointed as a judge in the military court of General Hardee's Corps. The letter is written on stationery of the Confederate States of America War Department.
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