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Marshall's regiment engaged in a skirmish with the rear guard of the Confederate forces during the Battle of Missionary Ridge. Before returning to the Chattanooga region, his regiment received a warm welcome in Morgantown, Tennessee. Marshall addresses a concern shared with him by his wife Anne that the Clason family believes she is encouraging him to stay in the army. He writes, "If I should be killed put the blame on me, if you think blame is anywhere." Now situated in the company's permanent camp, Marshall decides against taking leave of absence to visit family with so few officers remaining in his regiment. He hopes that with the army's push into the Gulf states, the war will be over by the end of 1864.

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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); Missionary Ridge, Battle of, Tenn., 1863

Letter from Marshall Blair Clason to his father



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