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Excerpt of letter from John. E. Ames to Beverly Codwise in Orange County.

Camp 41st VA Batt. Cavalry

April 20th 1864

Did Mollie's husband get wounded by our fire or was it accidental. I am very sorry indeed that he was hurt, not for his sake though but for hers. does your mother still hold her southern principles. I hope she does. Whenever you get a chance to write or hear from home please write me and let me know as it seems Father cannot discover the Underground R.R.

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