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Marshall responds to his father's request that he resign from military service with a description of his sense of duty and animosity for the Confederacy. The current camp at Chattanooga is fortifying its position against assault from enemy forces situated around nearby Lookout Mountain. Marshall expresses his support for the Union cause and believes the movements for peace among Northerners to be "cowardly, traitorous, and cruel." He discloses his financial status and asks after his father's business affairs.

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Chattanooga, 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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