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Dear Father,
    I miss you and mother dearly. I'm pushing through the troubles over here in the army. Everyday I pray for y'all. Especially my brother, so please show him my love. How is he doing with his recovery from losing his leg? I'm making sure the Yankees pay for what they did to him and for what they’ve caused our family. They’ve made us poor and bitter to one another and it’s about time they owe up for the pain they’ve caused the Confederate States of America. How is the dirt doing this time of year? Fred better be helping out with y'all on the farm considering I payed for him. He should be pleased to get the opportunity to help out anyways. Please take care of one another while my other brothers and I fight for our freedom and our rights. I love y'all and I'll try to check In again as soon as possible.
Sincerely, your son,
Andy Hatfield


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