4th Florida Infantry soldier's letter/ Battle of Murfreesboro
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Confederate soldier's letter, 2 pages, 4to., Tullahoma, Tennessee, March 20th, 1863. Thomas Alfred Pollard (Co. K, 4th Florida Infantry) writes pertaining to the Battle of Stones River.

"...Dear Colan...I have nothing of much importance to write to you only to report peace this morning enemy is advancing on us and if they dont we will on them and I dont see how we can help from fighting them. I have been in one very hard  battle at Murfreesboro Tennessee and I think that we did kill three to one on our side their side lost about as many as our whole number of the army...

I am musician in the regiment (Pollard was promoted to musician 2/1/63) and dont have any other duty to do. We have very good brass band in our regiment...I want you to excuse me for not writing sooner for my chance is very bad to write and I am in love with one of those long legged tennessee girls and has to write her every chance...

I will send you a piece of poetry that I sent to my friend the other day contents of the brave boys that fell at the battle of Murfreesboro Tennessee... ( following is the poem Pollard wrote in honor of his fallen comrades at the Battle of Murfreesboro. From the 458 strong, the regiment lost 163 killed and wounded & 31 missing) T. A. Pollard"

Aging and fold splits, otherwise legible. 

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4th Florida Infantry soldier's letter/ Battle of Murfreesboro

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