E. D. Bruce Civil War Letter
This February 19,1864 letter by Private E. D. Bruce of the 8th Georgia Infantry informs of the "good health and fine spirits" of his army. Written from "E. Tenn." to his family, he informs them of his unit's recent move "down to the river about 15 miles of Knoxville" and that there are "few Yankees at or about Knoxville." He writes on the current conditions of the war and expresses that Lieutenant General Longstreet will join Confederate General Johnston soon.
- 1864 February 19
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This February 19,1864 letter by Private E. D. Bruce of the 8th Georgia Infantry informs of the "good health and fine spirits" of his army. Written to his family, he informs them of the happenings and current conditions of the war.
Edward D. Bruce (1834-1914) resided in Greene County, Georgia and enlisted on May 16, 1861 with the 8th Georgia Infantry.
The 8th Georgia Infantry served with the Army of Northern Virginia except for when being detached with General Longstreet at Suffolk and Knoxville. This unit was heavily engaged at First Manassas, the Seven Days Battles, 2nd Manassas and saw a high casualty rate at Gettysburg.