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This edition of Letters From War Wednesday takes us back to the Civil War, and Union infantryman, William Kimmel. Writing from a “Pine Woods near Richmond,” Kimmel concluded his three-year correspondence with girlfriend, Leah, following the Battle of the Wilderness in June 1864. “We have been having a hard campaign of it—since the 8th of [...]

Ah, the cold is upon us. November always brings that bitter wind and those first hints of winter. But better in your warm house than on picket guard … during the Civil War. This edition of Letters From War Wednesday features a short note home, written 150 years ago this month, from Union soldier, William [...]

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