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Wilkinson-Keith Family Papers

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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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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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083. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- May 15, 1863
083. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- May 15, 1863 Willis writes from near Camp Gregg on the "terrible blow" of Stonewall Jackson's death, which Keith believes the Union Army will view as better than a battlefield victory; his uncertainty in matters of faith
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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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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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087. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- June 22, 1863
087. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- June 22, 1863 Willis writes from near Berryville, Va. that General Ewell has won great victories "here" and he has heard good news from the western theatre of war.
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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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089. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- July 9, 1863
089. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- July 9, 1863 Willis writes from Williamsport, MD., on a disappointing battle [Gettysburg], where "very many valuable men" were lost; that General Lee is not to cross the Potomac for a "few days".
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090. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- July 10, 1863
090. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- July 10, 1863 Willis writes from Williamsport, MD., near the Potomac River, unsure if they are to cross once again. His regiment lost 25 men in a recent encounter. Willis wonders if Vicksburg has fallen, and if his family are headed to Flat Rock, N.C., soon.
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091. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- July 19, 1863
091. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- July 19, 1863 Willis writes from Winchester, Va., on Paris having "disappeared" and being left with no-one "to do a hands turn for me"; his reflection: "Our reverse in Pennsylvania, and then the far greater blow, the loss of Vicksburg, and Port Hudson, look gloomy for the Confederacy"; his taking pants from a corpse? on the battlefield.
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092. Willis Keith to Maddie Keith -- July 30, 1863
092. Willis Keith to Maddie Keith -- July 30, 1863 Willis writes from near Culpeper, Va., on the miserable marching at the Potomac; his impressive horse and the desire of the Regiment to go to S.C. to "storm the Yankees off Morris Island"
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093. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- August 4, 1863
093. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- August 4, 1863 Willis writes from near Orange, Va., complaining that he does not have a slave to cook his rations, and asserting that the men of his Regiment wish to help relieve Charleston
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094. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- August 9, 1863
094. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- August 9, 1863 Willis writes from near Orange, Va., that he does not expect a vigorous campaign in the short term, complaints about lack of good clothing and reminiscences about home
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095. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- August 12, 1863
095. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- August 12, 1863 Willis writes from near Orange, Va., that he is upset by the dissatisfaction in some of the Confederate States, that he wishes a dictator was put in place (he would support Jefferson Davis in this role) and that civil law was abolished. He has lost all faith in England.
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096. John Keith to Magdelen Keith -- June 19, 1863
096. John Keith to Magdelen Keith -- June 19, 1863 John writes from Fort Pemberton that his life is dull but for fishing, and the injury he sustained is painful but healing
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097. John Keith to Anna Bella Keith -- February 10, 1863
097. John Keith to Anna Bella Keith -- February 10, 1863 John writes that Union forces are putting torpedoes in the Stono river to blow up Confederate boats, but that all attempts, thus far, have been unsuccessful.
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098. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- Dec. 27, 1863?
098. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- Dec. 27, 1863? Willis writes from near Fredericksburg, Va., that he may be involuntarily moved to another Regiment.
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099. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith? -- 1863?
099. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith? -- 1863? In this portion of a letter, Willis writes that the religion has become more readily practiced in the Regiment
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100. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith? -- 1863?
100. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith? -- 1863? In this portion of a letter, Willis writes of a man [deserter, runaway slave?] who returned to the Regiment; that he is almost three months behind in pay; he has captured some "silver Yankee sugar tongs"
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