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Wilkinson-Keith Family Papers

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038. Willis Wilkinson to daughter -- n.d.
038. Willis Wilkinson to daughter -- n.d. Willis wishes to know Mary's condition
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055. Willis Keith to Anna Bella Keith -- June 1, 1862?.
055. Willis Keith to Anna Bella Keith -- June 1, 1862?. Willis writes five miles from Richmond about an imminent engagement and the Union Army's use of a hot air balloon for reconnaissance
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085. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- June 13, 1863
085. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- June 13, 1863 Willis writes from breastworks near Fredericksburg, Va. on skirmishes and picketing; a Union request for the picketing to end and its refusual; Willis's suggestion his father come to see the battlefield; the decomposing bodies of "Yankees" from the battle of Fredericksburg [Dec. 1862]; desire to acquire a younger slave
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086. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- June 15, 1863
086. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- June 15, 1863 Willis writes from breastworks near Fredericksburg, Va. that the "enemy" have moved to the opposite side of the river; Willis wonders where General Hooker will make his new base; inability to get Paris a horse, except for $400
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084. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- June 1, 1863
084. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- June 1, 1863 Willis writes from Camp Gregg about changes in the army organization, including promotions of Generals A.P. Hill, Ewell, Heth and Pender
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079. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- WhitSunday, 1863
079. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- WhitSunday, 1863 Willis writes from Camp Gregg about his baptismal vows and communion
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082. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- April 19, 1863
082. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- April 19, 1863 Willis writes from Camp Gregg asking about news from home. He writes that Paris is well again, but he still feels Paris will not last the war and wishes for a replacement slave.
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081. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- April 12, 1863
081. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- April 12, 1863 Willis writes from Camp Gregg thanking his mother for the food she sent; his fear Paris will die and his eagerness to get a replacement slave; his delight that an ironclad has been sunk in Charleston harbor
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078. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- Mar. 10, 1863
078. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- Mar. 10, 1863 Willis writes from Camp Gregg that although the Regiment is to prepare to march, the heavy rain keeps them stationary; that his young male friends at home have little idea of the suffering in the War; Dr. Prioleau remains on furlough.
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077. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- Mar. 10, 1863
077. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- Mar. 10, 1863 Willis writes from Camp Gregg that Dr. Prioleau has obtained furlough and so he is now in charge of the Medical Department of the Regiment.
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075. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- Jan. 19, 1863
075. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- Jan. 19, 1863 Willis writes from Camp Gregg that he has been refused furlough?; his fear the Brigade will be split up; that the "Army is in a flourishing condition" despite the cold weather
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074. Willis Keith to Maddie Keith -- Feb. 22, 1863
074. Willis Keith to Maddie Keith -- Feb. 22, 1863 Willis writes from Camp Gregg that heavy snow has fallen.
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080. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- Apr. 5, 1863
080. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- Apr. 5, 1863 Willis writes from Camp Gregg that it has snowed heavily and that he believes the Union will not attack Charleston, S.C.
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076. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- Mar. 07, 1863
076. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- Mar. 07, 1863 Willis writes from Camp Gregg that living conditions have easied though he expects General Jackson will have them move up the Valley once the weather improves; he and Paris have had several items stolen; Dr. Prioleau expects furlough.
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073. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- Feb. 27, 1863
073. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- Feb. 27, 1863 Willis writes from Camp Gregg that the attack on Charleston has not come; that he has a new set of Field Officers; his hopes of returning to South Carolina but belief that General Jackson will not be sent from Virginia.
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064. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- August 3, 1862
064. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- August 3, 1862 Willis writes from camp near Gordonsville. His Regiment is with Stonewall Jackson.
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063. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- July 28, 1862
063. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- July 28, 1862 Willis writes from camp outside Richmond, that he is marching to western Virginia. He has sent his slave, Paris home and is in search of another "boy".
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062. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- July 24, 1862
062. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- July 24, 1862 Willis writes from camp that they are rumoured to be sent to Stonewall Jackson in "the Valley" and that Paris has found better clothing in the knapsacks of dead Union soldiers.
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088. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- June 28, 1863
088. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- June 28, 1863 Willis writes from Chambersberg, Pa., at the end of a march from Fredericksburg, Va., on passing through "Yankee" territory, with General Jenkins at the head
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071. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- Sept. 17, 1862
071. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- Sept. 17, 1862 Willis writes from Charlestown, Va, on having taken 1,300 prisoners at Harpers Ferry (many Vermonters); on the Second Battle of Bull Run or Manassas; his continued interest in resigning and joining Marion Artillery in South Carolina; the deaths of Nathaniel Heyward and Lt. Munroe of Charleston and his frustration at not being able to secure a slave to tend to him. He notes that he is writing on "captured paper" and the pro-Union sentiment on the envelope ("The Union and the Constitution must and shall be preserved") is crossed out.
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