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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

March 02, 1863

Soldier Wrote of Difficulty in Moving Supplies

A Georgia soldier writing home to his mother told her of the difficulty of moving supplies, both for the army and for himself.

“…I am afraid that we will be put to some trouble to get supplies to our army for a few days now because the railroad bridge has washed away between here and Richmond but they will have it up in a few days. Mamma, I am going to give my overcoat another furlough as it is most summertime. I will send it home by Mr. McKerley. It is so heavy till I would have to throw it away this summer and while I can save it I think I better do it. If I should live till next winter I will need it whether in War or peace. …” Source: Elizabeth Whitley Roberson, In Care of Yellow River: The Complete Civil War Letters of Pvt. Eli Pinson Landers to His Mother (Gretna: Pelican Publishing Company, 1997), p. 118.