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In Their Own Words

February 19, 1863

Letter Compared Different Types of Soldiers

The Southern Confederacy of Atlanta published a letter from a soldier stationed at Fredericksburg, who was enjoying camp life between campaigns, but then had some harsh words for conscripted soldiers and substitutes, as opposed to volunteers. He also related a moving story about the death of Georgia soldier from smallpox - contracted while helping to nurse another soldier back to health.


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