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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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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 Captain Dickison and Judge Putnam to the…

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Clarissa Anderson's 1863 letter to her son, Andrew Anderson, describing Mrs. Joseph Lee 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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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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Nathaniel Brown's 1862; 2 page report concerning oaths of allegiance, written passes for leaving the city, drinking at the Magnolia Hotel, possible Confederate activity near the San Sebastian Bridge, and the discovery of a brothel.

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Nathaniel H. Brown's 1862; 2 page report concerning oaths of allegiance, drill procedures, possible Confederate activity on the road to Palatka, and provision shortages in St. Augustine.

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Nathaniel H. Brown's 1862; 2 page report concerning oaths of allegiance to the Union, an escaped negro that was previously held at Fort Marion, and possible Confederate guerrilla activity east of the St. Johns River.

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Nathaniel H. Brown's 1862; 1 page report concerning oaths of allegiance to the Union, Confederate prisoners, and a "sail boat with three negroes."

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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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