One lengthy eight-page Civil War letter (ALS) from J. D. McCord to his cousin, Mrs. R. A. Newton of Albany, NY, re recent
engagements, including a Rebel ambush near Falmouth, Virginia. Also says he has been a butcher the last few months and thinks
he is serving the Army just as well by providing food as by killing the enemy. Falmouth, Virginia, 4 May 1862.
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