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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

March 04, 1864

Skirmishing and Bad Weather

A Georgia soldier in Virginia wrote to his brother, telling him of some skirmishing and some bad weather.

“…I have jest returned from a trip down at Fredricks hall on the road from hear to Richmod and our bisness was to stop a rayd throu thar. The yankees tore up the railroad and done all the devilment that they could and left before we got ther. They started to Richmond and they did not like much of gitin thar. They threw shell in the old fair ground. They are movein about a rite smart. … The weather is bad now and it looks like it will be worse soon. …” Source: Hugh McKee (ed.), The McKee Letters 1859-1880. Second Edition. (Milledgeville, Boyd Publishing Company, 2001), p.144.