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Confederate States of America -- Army -- Virginia Infantry Battalion, 23rd

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

James A. Harden papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0476
Scope and Contents The bulk of the collection consists of letters written by James A. Harden to his sister, covering wartime events experienced by his unit as well as his time at Ft. Delaware, Delaware. Also included is one letter written from VMI in June 1861 and miscellaneous items.

Letter to sister, 1863 December 3

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Scope and Contents Written from camp near Lewisburg. Letter regards heavy losses in battle, a "visit to the Yankees," and family news.

Letter to sister, January 5

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Scope and Contents Written from "Camp near Lewisburg." Letter regards troop movements to avoid the enemy, James A. Harden's health, and a potential visit at the end of the month.

Letter to sister, 1964 May 19

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Scope and Contents Written from Staunton, Virginia. Letter regards troop movement to meet General Lee's army.

Letter to sister, 1864 July 22

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Scope and Contents Written from near Strasburg, Virginia. Letter regards a fight at Snickers Ferry on July 18, 1864 and a decline in mood.

Letter to sister, 1864 July 27

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Scope and Contents Written from "near" Martinsburg, Virginia. Letter regards current troop movements, engagement with the enemy, and personal matters.

Letter to sister, 1864 August 18

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Scope and Contents Written from "near" Winchester, Virginia. Letter regards recent engagement with the enemy, desire to send money home, and personal matters.

Letter to sister, 1864 May 26

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Scope and Contents Written from headquarters, 23rd Virginia Battalion. Letter mentions that James A. Harden is "right side up with care" and that they "have plenty of men & they are in fine spirits."

Letter to sister, 1864 June 4

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Scope and Contents Written from "Camp near the Chickahominy, Old Battlefield of Gaines Mill," Virginia. Letter describes the Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia.

Letter to sister, 1864 September 14

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Scope and Contents Wrriten from camp "6 miles below Winchester," Virginia. Letter regards loss of a cook and James A. Harden's poor health.