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This collection contains one letter written by Ben Mason while he was stationed on the Tennessee-Virginia border in Bristol-Goodson.
This collection houses two letters from David Humphrey (signed D. W. H.) to Julia written from Union Headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, on November 26 and December 17 of 1862. The letters discuss life in camp, General Rosecrans' good performance, family news, news of the war in Tennessee and Virginia, food being sent by the family to camp, Humphrey's desire to return home, and his love for Julia.
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 business conditions in the South during the Civil War.