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“War Time Letters” July 2018 Issue of Rebel Yell, Southern Press, Gordo, Al

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 10-07-2018

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Timeless Letter From A Young Soldier, August 10, 1861

Dear Father,

I am well. Send me six dollars.


A Soldiers Plate, July 26, 1862

We get a substance called pressed vegetables. It looks like a plug of tobacco in shape and solidity, composed in part potatoes, onion, carrots, etc. I acknowledge eating two large tin plates full, and I can now speak the German language with fluency.

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A Love Letter, January 21, 1865

My quarters in camp are passable, but the quarters in my pocket are not. Last night I had a puddle for my pillow, and covered myself with a sheet of water. I long for more whisky barrels and less gun barrels; more biscuits and less bullets. How I wish you were here. The farther away I get from you the better I like you.

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Our thanks to Southern Press, 629 Kirk Road,  Gordo, Alabama 35466,  for allowing us to quote material from the July 2018 issue of Rebel Yell.