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    Union Officer's Letter by Lieut. Jacob Winans of the 38th Pennsylvania Infantry. Five pages, 5" x 8", August 25 [1862], "Camp near Rappahannock." Winans writes this letter to his father detailing the execution of five deserters: "We were out to witness the execution of five deserters belonging to the 1st Div. of the corps. They were substitutes and deserted while on the way to the Division. The corps was drawn up in line of column by divisions. The men were marched along the line between the Division then to the graves. Seated upon their cofins. There was a Catholic Priest and a Jewish Rabbi who prayed with them. They were killed the first volley." Winans also writes of General Lee's activities ("It is thought that Lee has been reinforced"). Fine.

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