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Fairfax Court House 26 June 1861 Confederate Soldier's Letter . June 26, 1861 Dear Sister, I have wrote to you and Pa and Ma five or six times since I left hame and have not yet received the scrape of a pen. And I am getting most disheartened. You have no idea how much it would delight me to hear from home, that sweet old place. ...Yours truly, J. T. Baskin

Graves of Confederate soldiers in Hollywood Cemetery, with board markers...We have a graveyard like this one on my cousin's property.....There are confederate soldiers there too and in our family.....

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The Civil War at Perryville: Battling for the Bluegrass (Paperback)

Desperate to seize control of Kentucky, the Confederate army launched an invasion into the commonwealth in the fall of 1862, viciously culminating at an otherwise quiet Bluegrass crossroads and foreve

A campaign poster from the National Union Party during the US election of 1864, showing presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln (left) and his running-mate Andrew Johnson. The Republican Party changed its name and selected Johnson, a former Democrat, to draw support from War Democrats during the Civil War. Lithograph: Currier and Ives, Restoration: Lise Broer