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pimer18650227rs.pdf
Thomas Pimer writes to his father of demoralization and desertion among Confederate forces and the execution of Union deserters. He anticipates that his regiment will soon be moving to Richmond.

pimer18631021rs.pdf
Thomas Pimer writes to his father of his new office in Norfolk and describes Norfolk as a city filled with alcohol and brothels that has damaged many young men. He also complains about lies being spread about him in New London.

smith18641029rs.pdf
William Smith writes to his wife about losses the brigade has suffered, a charge his company had made, and watching men die.

smith18640811rs.pdf
William Smith writes to his wife about missing money that he sent her, picket duty outside Petersburg, the danger from snipers, the large number of desertions, and the conduct of the election in the camp.

smith18640408rs.pdf
William Smith writes to his wife about rumors of a promotion, trying to learn to play the bugle so that he can join the band and get out of combat duty, and the massing of troops by Grant in preparation for the Overland Campaign.

smith18631224rs.pdf
William Smith writes to his wife about his examination in the hospital, his assignment to the Invalid Corps, and his hopes for a medical discharge.

smith18630131rs.pdf
William Smith writes to his wife of his difficulty of getting paid and his attempts to get her the money she needs.

smith18630301rs.pdf
William Smith writes to his wife of their current camp, the money he is sending home, how the draft is affecting people at home, and argues with her over the frequency of their letters

pimer18650521rs.pdf
Thomas Pimer writes to his father of his impending discharge, an opportunity to participate in the occupation of Texas, and the current status of Richmond.

pimer18640602rs.pdf
Thomas Pimer writes to his father of his disappointment in not hearing from home, health in the camp, and the situation of the local citizens.
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