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Following the Army of the Cumberland's defeat at the First Battle of Dalton, Marshall advocates for urgency in the Union army's advance. He hopes that the capture of a major city will expedite the war's end and disallow any concession to the establishment of a Confederate nation. He expresses his belief that slavery is an intolerable institution, but that its demise will not be a benefit to freedmen. Marshall and Anne will get involved in a protracted business conflict between his father and an estranged partner. Marshall dismisses the suggestion that he should be promoted and offers that he is now "Judge Advocate of Div. Court Martial."

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Rossville, GA


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Clason, Marshall Blair, 1837-1864 -- Correspondence; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; Soldiers -- Ohio -- Correspondence; Clason family -- Correspondence; United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 121st (1862-1865)

Letter from Marshall Blair Clason to his father



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