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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

July 26, 1863

Father Hoped to Go Visit Wounded Son

The father of a wounded Georgia soldier wrote to the soldier’s wife on hearing the news; he was going to try and go see him.

“…I send by Maj. Walker a letter from Dr. Roach giving the first reliable account of my poor wounded son. … My poor heart is almost broken and it is a relief to communicate with any one that can heartily sympathize with me. … I can but fear the worst for my dear son, yet I humbly pray and hope for the best. I don’t think I can get to him now but I will try, I think, unless I hear something more in the morning. …” Source: Anita B. Sams (ed.), With Unabated Trust: Major Henry McDaniel’s Love Letters from Confederate Battlefields as Treasured in Hester McDaniel’s Bonnet Box (The Historical Society of Walton County, Inc., 1977), pp. 178-179.