Dear sister: Civil War letters to a sister in Alabama
Reprints letters from John Wesley Branscomb, William Henry Branscomb, James Zachariah Branscomb, and Lewis Sylvester Branscomb, each with a different Confederate unit but all stationed in Virginia, to their sister Lucinda Caroline Branscomb Hunter in Union Springs, Alabama and to other family members. Material is put into historical context and some family history is also included.
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The Third Alabama Regiment
The Peninsula Campaign
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