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    Great Content Union Soldier's Letter by J. Henry Jenks, 4 pages, 5" x 8", Algiers, La., July 7, 1864, writing to his wife about his troops preparations to leave Louisiana and hopes for the family's future is he does not survive the war. In small part: "Another steamer landed this side of the river to night loaded with troops a part of the 13th corps... I guess Gen. Grant means to get all his forces together and take Lee and Richmond by storm... if I die, tell my little boy... his father fought and died in the glorious cause of his country...". Very clean and legible, and accompanied by the original transmittal envelope. From the collection of Henry E. Luhrs.

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    October, 2007
    27th Saturday
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