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Bachmann, John (fl. 1849-1885) Bird's-eye view of Texas and part of Mexico

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03484 Author/Creator: Bachmann, John (fl. 1849-1885) Place Written: New York Type: Map Date: 1861 Pagination: 1 print 55.9 x 81.3 cm

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03484 Author/Creator: Bachmann, John (fl. 1849-1885) Place Written: New York Type: Map Date: 1861 Pagination: 1 print 55.9 x 81.3 cm

Summary of Content: From the series: Panorama of the Seat of War.

Full Transcript: Recd. Aug. 24
Loundesboro, Ala.
Augt. 17, 1862.
John Bragg
In reference to insidious attacks on Genl. Bragg &c.
[Davis' draft letter]
Rich[mond] Sept. 1. 1862
Dear Sir
Your letter of the 17th ult. ...enclosing the printed correspondence has been received. I have already written ans[wer] wrote [sic] to Genl. Bragg in relation to the article, and concern [inserted: with you] in the regret that he should have noticed it. His whole mind and every faculty are required in the discharge of his duties.
Malignants cannot disturb the confidence of the Govt. in his capacity and unselfish devotion to the cause of his country. Success will put them to shame and is best assured by concentrating every power against the public enemy.
Friends may usefully combat slanders by exhibiting truth[.] [T]he officer assailed can only effectually resist unjust assaults by adhering to his carefully chosen path of duty.
I have felt the attacks upon myself because [sic] calculated to destroy the confidence of the people and thus diminish my ability to serve them, but have hoped that malice would depart itself & tried to believe that the hostility was personal [inserted: and would be short lived as ] [struck: because if so,] reason must show that the interest of the country [struck: was] [inserted: is] endangered by every injury inflicted upon its agent.
With many thanks for your kind expression I remain
Very Respectfully yours
J. D.
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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryArt, Music, Theater, and FilmGeography and Natural HistoryTexasAmerican WestLatin and South AmericaGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign Policy

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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