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1/12 — November 1862, 8 items.8 letters dated November 1862, to his wife containing references to seeing Ulysses S. Grant and James Birdseye McPherson at Bolivar; Colonel Mortimer D. Leggett of the Seventy-Eighth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; forming acquaintances with businessmen that would be worth thousands of dollars; a rumor that Ambrose E. Burnside had been defeated in Virginia; the “damnable injustice” of not paying the soldiers more regularly; and Black Republican “nigger loving devils” who had been sent to Congress and were so intent on the welfare of the “wooley heads” that they neglected to pay the men.

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