4th Mississippi Infantry soldier's letter/ Vicksburg
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Confederate soldier's letter, 2 pages, 4to., "Camp near Vicksburg", April 11, 1863. R.H. Paquinett (Co. C, 4th Mississippi Infantry) writes pertaining to his regiment's defense of Vicksburg on the Mississippi River during the spring of 1863. It reads in part:

"...I have been very badly crippled. I fell off a bluff going out on picket and was very badly hurt in my breast...we had a fight at Deer Creek yesterday... the Yankees were badly repulsed...we had some fun with two boats that tried to pass near. One of them was sunk and the other badly damaged. We have plenty duty to do and not much to eat...a soldier's life is a very hard one...we have to drill twice a day...we had marching orders for Charleston...R.H.Paquinett."

Some aging, otherwise fine.

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4th Mississippi Infantry soldier's letter/ Vicksburg

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