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Williams, George M. (fl. 1862) to his wife

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06582.13 Author/Creator: Williams, George M. (fl. 1862) Place Written: Richmond, Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 14 March 1862 Pagination: 4 p.

Asks why his wife does not write more frequently so he does not need to be as worried for her safety. He writes that he was unable to get a leave of absence. He thought up an idea to ask the Secretary of War to station troops in Culpeper to serve as policemen or rangers. He writes that the army will fall back to the south side of James River. He goes on to explain that if the North achieves possession of the Railroad that the southern troops may have to evacuate. He tells his wife of news from Arkansas that Price has captured the entire Yankee army and that Stonewall has removed his heavy guns and baggage. He once again asks that she go to him by rail whenever she first sees a safe opportunity.

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