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On to Georgia

Harrison’s next letter to Ann was written more than three months later than the previous one. Uncle Joseph has died but he makes no mention of it.. Harrison tells Ann that he has written to their father and it is … Continue reading

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Standing Picket

  In early August, still camped in northwest Alabama, Harrison takes some time to reply to a letter from his sister Ann. Unlike his earlier letters, he doesn’t talk much about army life other than to acknowledge that he has … Continue reading

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Courtland, Alabama

The next surviving letter from Harrison DeWaters was written over six weeks after the previous one in this collection. During that time, the 13th Michigan has advanced to the northeast corner of Alabama. For the first time in the surviving … Continue reading

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Fixing the Railroad

Harrison’s poor grammar and spelling make it difficult to follow his train of thought. He makes several points in this letter home. He first informs his parents that the 13th Michigan has been engaged in rebuilding the railroad that runs … Continue reading

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