• Created Date
  • 1863-07-18
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  • Letter from George Franklin Robinson to his wife, Elvira Jane Griffin, following the Battle of Gettysburg, July 18, 1863. Robinson draws a map of his unit's march from Fredericksburg, Virginia, to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. In the letter, he says: "We gave 20 thousand men's lives for a few cattle, horses, and wagons. I think our Confederacy is gone up the spout. They say old Lee is going back into Maryland. If he does I think it will end the wa... more
    Letter from George Franklin Robinson to his wife, Elvira Jane Griffin, following the Battle of Gettysburg, July 18, 1863. Robinson draws a map of his unit's march from Fredericksburg, Virginia, to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. In the letter, he says: "We gave 20 thousand men's lives for a few cattle, horses, and wagons. I think our Confederacy is gone up the spout. They say old Lee is going back into Maryland. If he does I think it will end the war. Our men had most as soon die as to start back to Maryland. Our men is badly disheartened; they are beginning to think this war wont end till we are all killed and it wont take long if they make many such raids (?) as this. less
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