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    Lt. J. Irwin Kendall of the 7th Louisiana Aide-de-Camp's Correspondence to General Walthal including 100+ letters and 50+ photographs. From the Battle of Shiloh to Johnson Island Prisoner of War camp, this Confederate field officer's correspondence archives documents from his antebellum, Civil War, and postbellum life in New Orleans. He was the personal aide-de-Camp to General Walthall and was by his side at all the major battles of the Army of Tennessee. This included the Siege of Vicksburg, Mobile, and Atlanta, where he was captured. Letters from his brother, who was also captured on Galveston Island, Texas, are included. It also includes a "Military order" to shut down the Picayune Newspaper, denying the citizens of New Orleans the Right of Free Speech! Dated May 25th, 1864, "In Obedience to an order from the Major General Commanding the Department, the publication of the Picayune newspaper is hereby suppressed until further Orders." Of course the Picayune is still printing today and is the largest and most famous newspaper in Louisiana. A wonderful and unpublished correspondence worthy of a book!

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