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General Edward M. McCook Letter

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Identifier: MS-3453
Abstract General Edward M. McCook wrote this letter from the headquarters of the 1st Cavalry Division in Macon, Georgia to an unidentified friend in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 1, 1865. He reports that during his latest expedition, the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Cavalry under the command of Brevet Major General Wilson captured Selma, Tuscaloosa, Columbus, Montgomery, West Point, and Macon. He goes on to say that Union troops have managed to destroy all the arsenals, iron works, rolling mills, machine...
Dates: 1865 May 1

Henry Drake Letter and Photograph

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Identifier: MS-3473
Abstract

Henry Drake, a fighting sutler with the 107th New York Infantry, wrote this letter from camp near Dallas, Georgia on June 1, 1864. In it, he details his unit's march to their current location and recounts their subsequent battles with Confederate soldiers. The letter also describes the death of Drake's fellow soldier and friend Will E. Vanauken, who Drake says he may have loved and thought too much of. Also included is an undated photograph of Drake.

Dates: 1864 June 1, undated

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