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William Digby Smith, 14th C.V.I., December 4, 1862
William Smith writes to his father about preparations for the Battle of Fredericksburg, sickness in the regiment, and complains about officers.
William Digby Smith, 14th C.V.I., November 28, 1862
William Smith writes to his wife about his current situation, the prospects for an early end to the war, frustration with Confederate tactics, and the loss of all of the regiment's possessions.
Cornelius Gold, 6th C.V.I., March 20, 1864
Cornelius Gold writes to his mother about Sundays at camp, religious practices, and his exploration of Hilton Head.
William Digby Smith, undated
William Digby Smith writes to his wife allaying her concerns about his faithfulness and describing prostitution in the camp.
William Digby Smith, 14th C.V.I., January 8, 1864
William Smith writes to his wife of the latest news from the camp, the continuous skirmishing, and the state of the Confederate army.
William Digby Smith, 14th C.V.I., July 3, 1864
William Smith writes to his wife about the regiment's recent combat experience, serving in a noncombat role, and the prospect of a draft.
Cornelius Gold, U.S. Navy, April 30, 1865
Cornelius Gold writes to his mother of moving his office on shore, finding a place to live and work, and life in Mobile following the war.
William Reynolds, 12th C.V.I., December 15, 1864
William Reynolds writes to his friend James McCracken about the progress of the Shenandoah Valley Campaign, the superiority of Philip Sheridan, and the signs that the war is coming to an end.
Charles McCracken, 12th C.V.I., March 29, 1865
Charles McCracken writes to his brother William about the end stages of the war, the prospects for reconciliation, and Northern recalcitrance.
Cornelius Gold, 6th C.V.I., June 18, 1864
Cornelius Gold writes to his mother about skirmishes in the siege of Petersburg, coming under fire, and casualties suffered in his regiment.