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J. Henry Blakeman's 1863 letter initially details the arrival of packet ships in St. Augustine, and an upcoming general review and inspections within the 17th Connecticut Volunteer Regiment. Later detail touches on a raid conducted by Colonel Noble…

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Dennis O'Brien's 1863 hand-drafted newspaper satirically detailing events in and around Union occupied St. Augustine. Articles concern fictional patrols beyond St. Augustine's western picket line, obituaries, and sarcastic comments on the quality and…

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Onville Upton's 1862 letter to his sister, Mary, describing regimental dress parade routines, improvements to the St. Francis Barracks, and night patrols along St. Augustine's western picket line. Further detail is on a hunting party's success…

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Anna Dummett, an ardent supporter of the Confederacy and resident of St. Augustine's 1861 poem. She describes the forming of troops and elicits scenes of battle, ending every verse with, "To arms! To arms!"

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Clarissa Anderson's 1863 letter to her son, Andrew Anderson, describing Mrs. Frances Kirby Smith's decision to remain in the city, a cold front, and Confederate deserters arriving in St. Augustine. The deserter arrives with rumors of a large-scale…

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Clarissa Anderson's 1862 letter to her son, Andrew Anderson describing Willie Williams' return to St. Augustine after being paroled and released from a Union prison. Later, Anderson details the arrival of John Dickison and Judge Benjamin Putnam to…

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Clarissa Anderson's 1862 letter to her son, Andrew Anderson, describing the procurance of newspapers, prisoners taken from General Crittenden's troops, and the Battle of Perryville. Additional detail is on visitors to the picket line near the San…

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Union soldier of the 7th New Hampshire Volunteers, Onville Upton's 1862 letter to his sister and mother. He describes the enlistment of a black company and his attitude on their presence in St. Augustine.

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Union soldier of the 7th New Hampshire Volunteers, Onville Upton's September 26th, 1862 letter to his sister. He describes improvements made to Fort Marion, Confederate guerrilla activity, and his resolve to write more letters home.

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Confederate St. Augustine resident H.B. Jenckes' 1862 letter to Mary Martha Reid detailing her asthma, day-to-day activities, opinion of the occupying Union soldiers, and the state of the church.
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