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Ludwell Philip Slater to Virginia Slater, 1863 July 29

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 2, Item: 4

Scope and Contents

A letter, dated July 29, 1863, from Ludwell Philip Slater, Petersburg, Virginia, to his mother Virginia L. Slater, Williamsburg, Virginia. Ludwell reports that he is well and gives general news of the war. He hopes the war will be over by the following winter. He asks his mother to send some of his clothing as it is hard to find and expensive. Toward the end of letter he tells of the death of Dessy Brsison [?] at the battle of Gettysburg. He was in Picket’s division and a part of the charge of July 3. Ludwell says that Dessy and his men were in the “enemy’s embankments when they were ordered to fall back.” But Dessy, with a few of his men, “refused to obey, refused quarter from the enemy, and were cut down in their tracks.”


  • Creation: 1863 July 29


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From the Collection: 1.25 Linear Feet


From the Series: English