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James Sheeran, a chaplain for the 14th Louisiana Infantry, wrote in his collection of diary and letters, “If perchance this manuscript should fall into the hand of any person unacquainted with me, I ask as a favor, that it may be destroyed, as it was never intended for the public eye.” The Civil War community can rejoice that no one heeded that request. 559 more words
Head-quarters, Valley District
January 31, 1862.
Hon. J.P. Benjamin,
Sec. of War.
Sir, – Your order requiring me to direct General Loring to return with his command to Winchester, immediately, has been received, and promptly complied with. 495 more words
On January 31, 1862, General “Stonewall” Jackson signed a letter requesting to return to Virginia Military Institute or offering to submit his resignation. The message was prompted by orders for Jackson to return a complaining subordinate to the headquarters city, and the commanding general did not want interference with his original orders. 23 more words
Battle of Mill Springs
Pulaski and Wayne KY
January 19th 1862
1862 (Published 1/1/2017)
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