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In the aftermath of the battle, George describes the dynamic between the Union army and the nearby communities "in the heart of Secesh." He expects the regiment will be heading up river to Nashville.

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Fort Donelson, TN


troop movement; Secesh; Contraband; prisoners; Death (military); Confederate soldiers

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Porter, George Washington, 1838-1888 -- Correspondence; Porter familiy -- Correspondence; United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 78th (1861-1865); Fort Donelson, Battle of (Tennessee : 1862); United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, African American

Letter from George W. Porter to Francis P. Porter



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