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At present about a thousand men are quartered here. It is a beautiful sight to see so many men together drilling.
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But it is neither cannon nor bayonet that will do the worst damage to this city. No, this place will remember the war against our government just as long as there are inhabitants here.
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Do not grieve for me. God will surely take me under his protection, not for my own sake, but for yours and the country's.
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Gen. Banks has issued an order for the instruction of Negro children. Schoolhouses are to be built or rented and Teachers hired for this purpose, and the farmers and planters are to pay the Taxes in support of this.
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However, you in Wisconsin are luckier in one thing. The war has not devaluated your paper money. Greenbacks are to be used as money, not devaluated.
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I am glad, yes truly glad, that the Death Angel has passed you by untouched this time, though he has not gone far from you for a victim.
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I know that money speaks more loudly than need.
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I must of course die sometime and what does it matter whether I die today or tomorrow or twenty years from now?
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I would prefer being in a hard battle; however, I will be satisfied with whatever happens to me in this war, if only the country comes out of this peril safe and to the satisfaction of the finest and best government on earth.
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In the midst of these hard times it is our good health and good sleep that are enjoyable.
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It is in Virginia and Georgia that the war now rages and where it will continue; for at these points - Richmond and Atlanta - the enemy's main strength is concentrated.
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It is with this as with religion: one usually believes what he has been taught.
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Keeping a promise made before I left you folks, I will now take pen in hand for a little while and tell you about my experience of a soldier's life.
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Man is remembered by his deeds.
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Mess is fairly good. It is like what is found in American hotels except for cake and pie.
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Nothing is ever so bad that no good comes of it, says the proverb, and that can be said about Gullick's conduct toward you.
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Remember now that, next to God, you have a good government to be thankful for; a country without its equal in the whole world.
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That death was near, I suppose I believed, but I saw it only as a rest after the day's work.
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The army now lies inactive and will continue to do so until the start of autumn days; for it is now too hot to do anything in this line of work.
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The scene was not a happy one yet we looked upon it in the cold stoical spirit of a soldier; a slight chilling pang and then a return soul and body to the enemy before us.
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Vicksburg lies on top of a bluff on the east side of a large tongue of land jutting out into the Mississippi.
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We set the town on fire and burned down every house as a warning to other small towns along the river.
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What is best and most necessary usually happens.
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You must not forget that you have been given worldly means to use and employ against human arrogance and wrong.
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You say that your hope is in God, and he will, I am sure, stand by you. But you must not forget that you have been given worldly means to use and employ against human arrogance and wrong; it is necessary to see such things with a broad mind in order to oppose them.
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