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Henry Mervine Letter

Identifier: SC 00438

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Scope and Contents

A letter from Henry Mervine, Deep Bottom, Va., to Lizzie Mervine, discusses his participation in the Civil War as a Yankee soldier. He describes the fighting around Petersburg. It is quiet on the war front. He tells her the African American troops are relieving white Northern troops and there is friendliness at the picket lines.


  • Creation: 1864 August 27

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Karen King, SCRC Staff
November 2017
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