Thursday, February 7, 2013

1863 February 3

Camp [?]  Feb the 3 63

My Editars  I have seane
one or two of you papers
Witch pleased me vure
much  the Wold find
a Wide surculation in
our camps if it Ware not
for one artical Whitch is
Headed Cutlines From
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Stone Wall brgade dose
all the fiting and nevr
Stagles the Solgars is
hard down in that
artical tell that
Riter fo God Sak to Stop
it  I Wich to Hear from
you thro your paper
                          A Volunteer

[letter from an anonymous Confederate soldier found in the papers of John Esten Cooke, a noted Southern writer, early biographer of Stonewall Jackson, and aide on the staff of JEB Stuart.  During the war he sent dispatches to several newspapers under the pseudonym Tristan Joyeuse]

MSS 5295-h

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