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1862 Blog-Nate Shea

Dear Susan,

I am writing you to tell you that we swept the Yankees at Fort Royals and took about 800 men by surprise and made Washington fidgety. Due to confidentiality reasons I am obligated to not to tell you any  more than this. I will be on the move a lot in the upcoming future so I may not writing a ton but what ever happens during the next couple days just know that my mind is on you always. I hope this bloody war ends soon so I can come back to you.

Yours Truly,
        Fred Bloom Jr.

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