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Letter fragment of S.K. [Samuel M. Kennard], camp near Corinth, to his mother, May 26, [1862?]

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Identifier: D05190

Title: Letter fragment of S.K. [Samuel M. Kennard], camp near Corinth, to his mother, May 26, [1862?]

Description:

Describes a march of 10,000 men.



Transcription: Camp near Corinth May 26


Dear Mother


I wrote you a long letter yesterday and sent it to New Madrid but thinking that you might not get it I thought I would write you a few words by a gentlem[an] going to Ky. I have just returned from a long march, which our Genrls thought proper to see the position of the enemy, Polks division consisting of 10000 men marched 2 miles beyond our entrenchments and saw the position of the Feds drove in their pickets and then returned to camp myself and all the boys are well I would like to write you more but the gentleman by whom I have to send this is just starting[?] and I must close give my love to all the Girls. S. K

We will whip the Feds whenever they come Here

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States

Dates: 1862-05-26

Type(s): Letter

Maker/Creator: Kennard, Samuel M., 1842-1916

Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
Marching
Armed Forces
Mississippi

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