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Richmond (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

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Subject Source: Local sources

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Henry W. Smart Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00285
Scope and Contents Letter from Henry W. Smart, Richmond, Va., to "Sister," no place. He expresses fear at the approach of the oncoming "Yankees". He writes that Jefferson Davis is determined to defend Richmond to the "last extremity" and comments on the sinking of the Merrimac. He mentions Stonewall Jackson's victory at Winchester, Va., and his opinions of various generals, including "Old P.G.T. Beauregard, who is "too fond of retreating and not fighting". Smart feels that the military tactics used in...