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Marshall's corps has endured "a great deal of firing" on its march to Atlanta and he describes some of the violence he has seen. The campaign's progress is slow, but the number of surrendering and deserting Confederate soldiers he has witnessed give Marshall the impression that the Union will be successful in capturing Atlanta, precipitating the end of the war. He advises against his brother George applying for a clerkship with the army or otherwise leaving his current position. In spite of the sacrifice, Marshall argues that "the war has lasted too long to be abandoned." He intends to fulfill the terms of his enlistment rather than resign.

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Kennesaw Mountain, 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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