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C.; commenting on rumors of the death of Confederate General Joseph Johnston at the battle of Seven Pines (Fair Oaks); noting that the Confederates have improved in their treatment of Union wounded and prisoners; and complaining about an address given by Massachusetts Governor John Andrews, stating that Massachusetts men are fighting for the Union, not to abolish slavery.
Letter, 8 June 1862, from Frank [-----], a Massachusetts soldier, to his brother, informing his brother that he is headed to the hospital in Washington D.
Letter, 9 June 1862, from Newton [-----], Ropers Mills, Virginia, to his brother Robert, describing action in the battle of Seven Pines and Fair Oaks, Virginia.
Letter, 11 July 1861, from James [-----] of Fairfax County, Virginia, to his sister "Puss" announcing the arrival of a new son; help of a physician from the 6th Alabama Regiment; preparation of Confederate troops at Manassas, Virginia; military movements in Fairfax County; sharpshooters; and news of their father from Alexandria, Virginia. The writer notes that there is Unionist sentiment in Richmond and many would welcome the Union army. He provides a list of prices for goods in Winchester. Robert comments that he is suffering from jaundice, but is getting better; notes that the guard arrested some cavalrymen for a disturbance in a barber shop; states that citizens seeking passes must take the oath of allegiance; and asks for a pair of boots. Butler (1818-1893) to construct a canal at Dutch Gap, thoughts on General William T. Grant (1822-1885), attempts led by General Benjamin F.