Robert Hanson



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Robert writes that the Brigade is 4 miles in advance of the Army of the Mississippi and without a direct supply line. The Brigade has "played smash" along its route, burning 16 bridges. A Sergeant copes with the death of his son.

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Oxford, MS


troop movement; provisions; Emancipation Proclamation; battle; Christmas; disease; death (civilian)

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Hanson, Robert, ca. 1825-???? -- Correspondence;United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 78th (1861-1865)

Letter from Robert Hanson to Francis P. Porter



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