1864 – Letter from a Confederate soldier in the 60th Alabama Infantry Regiment at Petersburg, Virginia reporting on desertions from his unit and the probable execution of one soldier caught in an attempt.
Petersburg, Virginia: 1864”. Envelope or Cover. This four-page letter from Joseph “Wyatt” Wilson is datelined “Camp 60th Alabama Regt. Gr’s Brig. [Gracie’s Brigade] / Petersburg Va Dec 23rd 1864”. The letter was written in pencil but is easy to read except for two blurred lines that can be read using..... More