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Letter from Gainesville, Ga., woman to her sister, 28 May 1865

Date: May. 28 1865 | Identifier: 12.1.a
Letter written by an unidentified Pro-Union woman living in Gainesville, Ga., to her sister in the North shortly after the end of the Civil War. She describes wartime conditions of southerners, financial losses of southerners who invested in Confederate bonds, efforts of ladies to prepare clothes for soldiers, the murder of Union prisoners by Southern Home Guard troops in November 1864, plans of neighbors to move to Mexico, and slavery. more...