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John M. Sutherlin Letter, 1862 May 3

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Scope and Contents Note From the Collection: John M. Sutherlin wrote this letter to his brother, Virginia tobacco entrepreneur William T. Sutherlin, on 3 May 1862 from Knoxville, Tennessee. In it, he reports on sales conditions in the South during the Civil War, writing that I came down here … to see what the chance was to get my tobacco through from here to Atlanta … I regard bringing tobacco through East Tenn. now like drawing it through a furnace of fire, there has been in the last few days a very heavy engagement between our forces...
Dates: 1862 May 3