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Seventeenth Letter: Safe Return from Furlough (March 31, 1862)

Mar 31st 62

Camp Barlow near Fredricksburg, Va

    Dear Mother

                             

I avail myself of the present opportunity to inform you of my safe arrival at this place.   566 more words

Parham Buford

Re-Enlistment and Furlough

Parham wrote I suppose you have heard some talk of the 60 day furloughs to his sister, Mary, on December 30, 1861.  Wrestling with the decision on whether or not to take the furlough, Parham wrote several weeks later on January 21, 1862 that he would wait to hear his parents view on the subject. 260 more words

Parham Buford

Sixteenth Letter: Should I Take Furlough? (January 21, 1862)

Camp Fisher

Jan 21st 1862.

Dear Mother,             

I rcd your letter 4 or 5 days since, and thought as I had just written to Mary I would not answer yours immediately. 437 more words

Parham Buford