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On the 2nd Brigade's trailing march to Shelbyville, Marshall bears witness to "the desolating footsteps of war." As his division fortifies the town for an extended occupation, Marshall relays that he believes the war's end is taking shape. He weighs his business affairs, including selling land in Illinois. Marshall was involved in a skirmish at Triune but was unhurt.

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Shelbyville, TN


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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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