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Letters Relating to the Civil War Service of William T. Stockton

From: Stockton, William Tennent, Papers 1845-1869, Collection M88-21

Letters Relating to the Civil War Service of William T. Stockton

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-amauga and Missionary Ridge for which they have received great credit from Genl Bragg Genl Finley was called by Genl Bragg "the Old Hero" He does not I think object to being called the Hero, but the Old, he will not admit. He says with his beard off he is 20 years younger.

Madam when you see my people you will please say to them that Willie and myself are very well. Robert was sent to the Hospital the day of the battle very sick since which time I have not had one word from him. I am not aware what Hospital he is in.

You will please remember me most kindly to Miss Lilla also the balance of your family. Love to all my people.

Trusting that this wicked war may soon terminate, and that your husband may soon be restored to us, and to you

I am very truly
your friend

J.S.M Davidson