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Larry Purtell
USA
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The boys who fought at home.
Posted on: 11/17/2017 4:28:51 PM
Letter from company-K 1st reserves. Published in the Adams Sentinel, December 16, 1863.


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Michigan Dave
Muskegon, Michigan, MI, USA
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Re: The boys who fought at home.
Posted on: 11/21/2017 9:41:57 AM
Larry,

You have to wonder if this letter fell in to enemy hands or was published in the news, would aid the enemy with troop positions! I've heard Newspaper articles or captured letters on troops, were a big aid to opposition officers who read them??

Who needs spies?
MD
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Larry Purtell
USA
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E-7 Sgt First Class


Posts: 515

Re: The boys who fought at home.
Posted on: 11/21/2017 8:06:35 PM

Quote:
Larry,

You have to wonder if this letter fell in to enemy hands or was published in the news, would aid the enemy with troop positions! I've heard Newspaper articles or captured letters on troops, were a big aid to opposition officers who read them??

Who needs spies?
MD
--Michigan Dave



Published in the Adams Sentinel, December 16, 1863.

Not likely a captured letter. Soldiers letters were prime news for hometown papers.

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"My goal is to live forever. So far, so good.

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