Charles Aleshire to Margaret Shepard Aleshire, 4 May 1863
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(Ms4 Bx1 Fd5 Item1)
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Parrot gun in ^one of^ the ^Forts^ Fortifications a
a few days ago, and Gen Granger
was there, and Lt B. says after
the gun was placed in its position
overlooking Franklin towards the
Columbia pike, Gen the General
looked over the sights, and
said "Now let them come,
boys" During the fight of the
10th inst Gen Granger was near
two of my ^two^ Guns in the fort
with his Glass directing the boys
where and when to fire, so
you can form an idea of
what my boys think of him.
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     Commencing on with page five,
and down to this line above, I have
no objection to you having it published
in the Journal if you desire to do
so, but as a general thing I would
rather you would not show all
of this letter as some folks might
think I was quite gassy you know.
     Q. M. Sergeant Wm G Johnson of
my battery today went over
the river and cut down several
green cedar trees, and has set


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Created by Lisle Brown, Curator, Special Collections
2005, Special Collections, Marshall University