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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

July 16, 1862

Letter from Battlefield in Virginia Printed

The Southern Confederacy of Atlanta published a letter from the battlefield in Virginia; it gave frank praise for Union General George McClellan on organizing his retreat, though it exaggerated his losses. It also mentioned the writer’s illness - sickness would claim more lives than battles over the course of the Civil War.

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Digital Library of Georgia
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