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Elijah Newell Letters Tell of Life in New Bern during the Civil War

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This former soldier’s letters bear a close resemblance of the truth about life in combat. Expected details included troop movements and the Union army’s advantages. The unexpected was his surprise that the war continued, given the rules implemented by the times: short term enlistments, officers’ elections by their troops, and recruitment provisions such as apples and cigars.