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After conversing with recently captured rebel soldiers, John voices his disdain for the politics of conciliation that he fears may be gaining momentum among "northern sympathizers." He affirms his desire to see the Confederacy utterly defeated. John compliments the deeds of John A. Logan.
Zanesville Daily Courier
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La Grange, TN
battle; prisoners; Confederate soldiers; politics; La Grange, Tennessee; Mortimer D. Leggett; John A. Logan; Peace Democrats (Copperheads)
War correspondents; United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 20th (1861-1865); United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 78th (1861-1865); Gillespie, John W. A., 1837-1913 -- Correspondence; Prisoners of War; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886
Gillespie, John W.A., "Letter from John W.A. Gillespie to Rev. William Chadwick" (1862). Harvey Collection Newspapers. 16.