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

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

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.

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.

mccracken18630514_rs.pdf
William Reynolds writes of the march north from Brashear City, occupation of Alexandria, and members of the company who had been killed, wounded, or captured.

mccracken18620613_rs.pdf
William Reynolds writes from New Orleans to his friend James McCracken in Ledyard, Conn. Reynolds describes camp life, loneliness, disease and the ships and weaponry passing upriver following the siege of Corinth.

mccracken18620728.pdf
Reynolds writes to his friend James McCracken about the recapture of Brashear City, La. and the work of rebuilding after the Confederate retreat.

mccracken18620721_rs.pdf
William Reynolds writes from New Orleans to his friend James McCracken in Ledyard, Conn. He describes the camp, news and rumors, and preparing for battle and complains about local African Americans and his abolitionist general.

mccracken18641215rs.pdf
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.
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