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Mortimer Johnson letter to Eliza Johnson. Laura Jackson Arnold's Union sympathies; Jones-Imboden Raid Edit

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  • 1863 April 28 and May 1 (Creation)

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    Written at "Hillery's, 9 miles west of Beverley." Regarding Jones-Imboden Raid, West Virginia; Union sympathies of Laura Jackson Arnold.
    "...Had Jackson been in command we would have been in Clarksburg today, The railroad would have been destroyed. When we turned back almost every man was dissatisfied--all wanted to fight the enemy without regard to numbers. Mrs. J. Arnold 1 --sister of Gen. Jackson--went off with the yankees. Arnold stayed at home says he is a good southern man, that his wife is crazy but Hell he says, could not govern a Jackson...."

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