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Weeks, John (fl. 1860-) to unknown

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06728.073 Author/Creator: Weeks, John (fl. 1860-) Place Written: Kenessaw Mountain, GA Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 28 June 1864 Pagination: 3 p. ; 12.7 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Reports that Brig. Gen. Harker was killed yesterday along with two of Weeks' company. Of Weeks' regiment, 43 were killed and wounded leaving 108 men. Writes that the only battle he has missed was the Chickamauga campaign but has been with his comrades for every other battle. Report that they are south of the Kenessaw Mountain where they can see Yankee shells exploding. He writes "sometimes a few of the calico tribe can be seen on the top of the MT. but the soft entreating voice of the Yankee Parrott induces them to vamoose the ranch at a rate of note." Asks that a piece of the "old 36 flag" be preserved for him at home.

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion Soldier's LetterSoldier's LetterUnion ForcesBattleUnion GeneralDeathInjury or WoundArtilleryAmerican FlagConfederate States of AmericaBattle of Chickamauga

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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