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    Union Soldier Allen D. Smith Autograph Letter Signed. Four integral pages, 5" x 8", "Camp of 77th East Tenn.," April 6, 1865, to his brother A.A. Smith: "As regards the war news, I need not say much about for you hear more at home that we hear here at this place. . . . There has been good news here since Monday. There is a report here this morning that old Lee is captured. If that should be true, my opinion is that the war is near over. For my part I do not care how soon it is over and every Rebel hung and every sympathizer with them. Since I came out here and see how the poor Union men have been treated by the Rebels, I have no more sympathy for a Northern [Confederate] sympathizer than for a Southern Reb because we all know we have the Reb to fight but a Northern sympathizer, he is behind your back ready to cut your throat when you least expect it." Spots of light staining. Smoothed folds.

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    February, 2015
    19th Thursday
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