1862 Battle Of Shiloh Civil War Letter Wisconsin Graves Bullets Slaves
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1862 Battle of Shiloh Civil War Letter Wisconsin Graves Bullets Slaves
A wonderful Civil War letter from Francis S. Marshall from Wisconsin Letter describing the battlefield at Shiloh. It was written to his brother Herbert, it is 4 pages long and was written from Pittsburg, TN, 20 May 1862.Marshall later became an officer in the 88th United States Colored Infantry.He was a resident of Linwood, WI. His regiment had fought at Shiloh six weeks before: "Herbert, this is a hard-looking place here. I wish you were to see it, and see the graves there is here, and see the bulletts and cannon balls that lay on the ground. .. . Next day after the battle I saw sights that I never want to again. . . . This battle ground will be visited for years to come to see the place were the battle of Shilaw was fought." He adds that "the inhabitants here are of a poor class and very ignorant. The niggers are smarter than the whites here."
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